For Immediate Release
March 20, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Betsy Dirksen Londrigan’s Victory in Illinois’ 13th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Betsy Dirksen Londrigan on tonight’s primary election victory in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Betsy Dirksen Londrigan knows what is at stake for Central Illinois families and she will be a champion for health care, jobs, and education. When House Republican Rodney Davis voted to take away Illinoisans’ health care last year, Betsy raised her hand and said enough is enough. Now she is taking on Congressman Davis this November in this competitive district, and EMILYs List is proud to stand with Betsy as she continues her fight for Illinois families and advances to the general election.”
During the primary, EMILYs List’s voter mobilization and education project, Women Vote, launched a mail program in support of Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.
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.