• Press Release

EMILYs List Endorses Kelly Mazeski for Congress in Illinois’ 6th District

November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Kelly Mazeski for Congress in Illinois’ 6th District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“For Kelly Mazeski, the fight for better and more affordable health care is personal. Kelly was notified, in the midst of battling breast cancer, that her insurance company wasn't going to cover her and her family the next year and struggled to find insurance for her daughter who had a rare ​medical condition​. When Congressman Peter Roskam voted with Paul Ryan to make Illinois families pay more for less coverage, Kelly knew that enough was enough.

“Kelly Mazeski’s experience and perspective is exactly the change that Chicagoland families deserve in Congress–and EMILYs List is proud to stand with her.”

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 help more women run and win at the local, state, and national levels.