For Immediate Release
February 13, 2018
EMILYs List on Florida Special Election Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement in reaction to Margaret Good's victory in Florida House District 72:
“By electing Margaret Good, Sarasota women and families will have an ally fighting for them in the Florida state House,” said EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock. “EMILYs List was proud to support Margaret and we are thrilled to congratulate her on a successful campaign, in which she flipped a red seat to blue.
“With women like state Senator Annette Taddeo and Representative-elect Margaret Good serving in Tallahassee, Florida will be a better place for women and families. Their victories are a growing sign of momentum in Florida — the kind we will need to win the governorship in 2018 and make big gains in the legislature. This is just the beginning.”
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.