For Immediate Release
February 4, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Governor Laura Kelly for Reelection
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Governor Laura Kelly for reelection in Kansas. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Governor Laura Kelly for reelection. An outspoken advocate for Kansans who has proven she will take decisive action to protect their health and the economy, Laura puts people before politics. From championing the interests of rural businesses to fighting for quality public education and affordable health care, she is committed to addressing the issues that matter most across the Sunflower State. EMILYs List is thrilled to continue to stand with her, and we look forward to all that she will accomplish in her next term as governor.”
Governor Laura Kelly is an experienced leader and public servant who has dedicated her career to fighting for Kansas kids and families. Growing up in a military family, Laura was taught the importance of serving her community at a young age. She served as the executive director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association for over a decade, advocating for public parks across the state. Laura was elected to the Kansas state Senate in 2004 and has been a leader on issues dealing with the state budget, public schools, early childhood programs, health care, and more. She was elected governor in 2018 and has been a champion for working families and growing the Kansas economy. Laura lives with her husband in Topeka and has two grown daughters.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 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 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.