For Immediate Release
September 12, 2018
EMILY's List Endorses Eight More Women Leaders for the Florida State Legislature
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed eight more women leaders for the Florida state Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Whether it’s working to combat climate change and preserve Florida’s natural resources, improve public education, or expand access to affordable health care, EMILYs List is confident these incredible pro-choice Democratic women are the best candidates to lead. Women of any party make up just over a mere quarter of the Florida state Legislature, and it’s time for that to change. EMILYs List is proud to stand with these women leaders whose voices belong in Tallahassee.”
EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates:
Lindsay Cross (SD-24)
Tracey Kagan (HD-29)
Linda Jack (HD-36)
Debra Bellanti (HD-60)
Tracy Pratt (HD-71)
Liv Coleman (HD-73)
Cindy Polo (HD-103)
Sara McFadden (HD-106)
These endorsements are in addition to 11 previously endorsed EMILY's List candidates – Emma Collum (HD-93), Janet Cruz (SD-18), Fentrice Driskell (HD-63), Kayser Enneking (SD-08), Anna Eskamani (HD-47), Joy Goff-Marcil (HD-30), Margaret Good (HD-72), Amanda Murphy (SD-16), Tracye Polson (HD-15), Annette Taddeo (SD-40), and Jennifer Webb (HD-69) – who advanced through their primaries to the general election on August 28, 2018. In addition, Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 8 who was also endorsed by EMILY's List, won her re-election outright.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.