For Immediate Release
August 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Barbara Bollier’s Primary Victory for the U.S. Senate in Kansas
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Barbara Bollier on her primary victory for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Barbara Bollier is a physician and health care champion and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on her primary victory. On the campaign trail, she has proven herself as a capable and compassionate leader who will always put Kansans first. While Republican candidates have engaged in a race to the bottom for their party’s nomination, Barbara’s strong leadership and commonsense message has led her to outraise all of them combined by $1.3 million in the most recent fundraising quarter. When she becomes the first woman doctor elected to the U.S. Senate, she will fight for affordable health care and working families, and we look forward to helping her flip this seat in the fall.”
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.