For Immediate Release
April 6, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Emma Greenman for the Minnesota House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Emma Greenman for Minnesota House District 63B. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Emma Greenman has dedicated her entire career to creating a more equitable and accessible democracy for all. She is a proven fighter for marginalized communities and a tireless advocate for Minnesota’s workers. Once elected, Emma will work to enact protections for voters, fight for women’s reproductive freedom, and increase transparency in government. EMILYs List is thrilled to stand with her and support her campaign.”
Raised in Minnesota, Emma Greenman credits Minneapolis public schools for providing her with a foundation that allowed her to graduate from Berkeley Law School and earn a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Emma began her career in politics on the late Senator Paul Wellstone’s campaign, and went on to become a human rights lawyer fighting for marginalized communities and for the restoration and expansion of voting rights. She currently serves as the Director of Voting Rights and Democracy at the Center for Popular Democracy.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have 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.