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EMILYs List Statement on Ajay Pittman’s Primary Victory in Oklahoma’s 99th House District

June 30, 2020

For Immediate Release
June 30, 2020

EMILY's List Statement on Ajay Pittman Advancing to the General Election in Oklahoma’s 99th House District 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Ajay Pittman on advancing to the general election in Oklahoma’s 99th House District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:  

“State Representative Ajay Pittman is an outstanding legislator and leader and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on getting one step closer to reelection. Only the third Seminole to serve in the Oklahoma State Legislature, Ajay is proof that our government functions better when it looks like the people it represents. Ajay is a tireless champion for women and marginalized communities who has used her voice to call attention to maternal and infant mortality and implicit bias. We are incredibly grateful for all that she has already accomplished in office, and we look forward to ensuring that she can continue her great work when she is reelected to the State House.” 

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.