For Immediate Release
November 6, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Carolyn Bourdeaux’s Victory in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Carolyn Bourdeaux on being elected to represent Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Carolyn Bourdeaux as she continues her lifelong fight for working families as the next representative of Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Carolyn knows firsthand what it's like for a family to struggle to pay for health care, and that’s why she’ll fight to ensure no Georgian has to stay up late with the same worries her parents had. We are proud to stand with Carolyn as she enters Congress as one of Georgia’s fiercest champions for women and working families.”
Women Vote, the independent expenditure arm of EMILYs List, ran a $250,000 seven week persuasion digital program in the district, targeting 80,000 Georgia women and younger men in the district. We also ran a GOTV mail program to low-propensity Democratic women voters.
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 60,000 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.