For Immediate Release
December 7, 2018
EMILYs List Stands with Senator-Elect Lindsey Williams
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to ongoing Republican efforts to refuse to seat Pennsylvania Senator-elect Lindsey Williams (SD-38), EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, reiterated their strong support of Lindsey and slammed Republicans for attempting to reverse the will of voters. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILY's List is proud to continue to fully stand behind Senator-elect Lindsey Williams, who won her campaign fairly by building a grassroots movement and earning the support of hardworking families in her district. This is yet another desperate and baseless attempt by Republicans to accomplish what they couldn't at the ballot box or in court and back special interests instead of respecting the will of voters. We look forward to Senator-elect Williams being rightfully sworn into office this January.”
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 dollars 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 40,000 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.