November 8, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement congratulating Georgia candidates who will advance to the run-off election on December 5th.
“On December 5th, voters in Georgia will have another chance to cast a vote for these impressive women candidates,” said EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock. “Bee Nguyen, Jen Jordan, and Nikema Williams will be strong voices for working families in the state legislature as they fight for policies that empower women and improve the state’s economy. The EMILYs List community is proud to stand with these candidates, and we ask voters to turn out again in December to put these leaders in office.”
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 get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.