For Immediate Release
July 28, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Two More Women Leaders for the Florida Legislature
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed two more women leaders for the Florida Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse two more fierce women leaders for the Florida Legislature. As we grapple with the ongoing public health and economic crises of COVID-19, voters can trust that these women will be tireless champions for working families who are committed to fighting for quality and affordable health care and boosting Florida’s economy. Having dedicated their careers to prioritizing their communities as elected officials and activists, we are confident that they will be outspoken voices for much-needed progress in the Sunshine State. EMILYs List is proud to stand with them, and we look forward to increasing the representation of pro-choice Democratic women in both chambers and flipping the state Senate in November.”
EMILYs List endorsed the following women:
Tina Polsky (SD-29)
Kelly Skidmore (HD-81)
These endorsements are in addition to 16 previously endorsed EMILYs List candidates in Florida: Loranne Ausley (SD-03), Patricia Sigman (SD-09), Allison Tant (HD-09), Kayser Enneking (HD-21), Joy Goff-Marcil (HD-30), Geraldine Thompson (HD-44), Anna Eskamani (HD-47), Jennifer Webb (HD-69), Delores Hogan Johnson (HD-84), Felicia Robinson (HD-102), Cindy Polo (HD-103), Robin Bartleman (HD-104), Maureen Porras (HD-105), Dotie Joseph (HD-108), Franccesca Cesti-Browne (HD-115) and Daniella Levine Cava (Miami-Dade County mayor).
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.