For Immediate Release
October 6, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Five More Women Leaders for the Minnesota House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed five more women leaders for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to stand with these five outstanding public servants in Minnesota who have used their platforms to amplify the voices of women and marginalized communities. These women leaders have championed civil rights in the courtroom and in their communities, fought to expand opportunities for working families, and served as outspoken advocates for equality. When they are elected to the state House in November, Minnesotans will see more leaders whose lived experiences reflect those of their own. EMILYs List is thrilled to support their campaigns, and we look forward to crossing the finish line with all 28 of our endorsed women leaders in November.”
EMILYs List endorsed the following women:
Heather Keeler (HD-04A)
Jess Hanson (HD-56A)
Kaela Berg (HD-56B)
Esther Agbaje (HD-59B)
Athena Hollins (HD-66B)
These endorsements are in addition to 23 previously endorsed EMILYs List candidates in Minnesota: Rita Albrecht (SD-05), Sara Flick (SD-25), Aleta Borrud (SD-26), Bonnie Westlin (SD-34), Mary Kunesh-Podein (SD-41), Ann Johnson Stewart (SD-44), Susan Kent (SD-53), Karla Bigham (SD-54), Lindsey Port (SD-56), Erin Murphy (SD-64), Kelly Morrison (HD-33B), Kristin Bahner (HD-34B), Erin Koegel (HD-37A), Ami Wazlawik (HD-38B), Shelly Christensen (HD-39B), Kelly Moller (HD-42A), Ginny Klevorn (HD-44A), Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (HD-48B), Heather Edelson (HD-49A), Ruth Richardson (HD-52B), Anne Claflin (HD-54A), Kelsey Waits (HD-54B), and Emma Greenman (HD-63B).
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 55,000 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.