For Immediate Release
June 5, 2018
EMILYs List on Lauren Arthur’s Special Election Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILY's List candidate Lauren Arthur on tonight’s special election victory in Missouri’s 17th Senate District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Lauren Arthur’s hard-earned victory is further proof that the sea change is already starting at the state and local level. Lauren is a former middle school teacher, current state legislator, and a community leader in her role as regional director for the Urban Leaders Fellowship. With her victory tonight, Lauren becomes a member of Missouri’s state Senate and has flipped a seat from red to blue. EMILYs List was proud to endorse Lauren and we congratulate her on tonight’s success.”
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.