EMILYs List Statement on Angie Craig Advancing to the General Election in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressi
For Immediate Release
August 14, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Angie Craig Advancing to the General Election in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Angie Craig on advancing to the general election in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Angie Craig is a strong leader who is dedicated to fighting for opportunities for every Minnesotan in the 2nd Congressional District. As an executive of a Fortune 500 company, Angie was instrumental in creating jobs and led efforts to hire and promote more Minnesota women and veterans. Angie is the polar opposite of her opponent Congressman Jason Lewis, who recently came under fire for his racist, misogynistic, and homophobic views. Minnesota’s 2nd District deserves better than Congressman Lewis and EMILYs List looks forward to helping Angie flip this seat.”
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.