For Immediate Release
March 26, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Congresswoman Kim Schrier for Reelection in Washington’s 8th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Congresswoman Kim Schrier for reelection in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“As the first pediatrician elected to Congress, Congresswoman Kim Schrier has brought her perspective as a doctor and as a woman with a preexisting condition to health care debates. Her expertise is needed now more than ever, as we continue to navigate the pandemic that has changed the way we look at health care security forever. In this crucial time, Congresswoman Schrier’s voice is essential to ensuring that the American people get the care and resources that they need to not just live, but thrive. EMILYs List is proud to endorse her for reelection.”
Kim Schrier is a pediatrician who has understood what it means to worry about health insurance coverage since she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 16. A proud graduate of public schools, including her degrees in astrophysics and medicine, Kim has dedicated her career to improving the lives of her patients and their families. When Republicans began their effort to take away millions of working families’ access to affordable health care, she decided to step up and run for office for the very first time and won. Kim, her husband, and their son live in Sammamish, the community where she has served children and families as a pediatrician.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.