EMILYs List Statement on Carolyn Bourdeaux’s Victory in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
For Immediate Release
July 24, 2018
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 her primary run-off election victory in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“After years of being represented by Republicans who support disastrous policies, the 7th District is ready to elect a champion for working families – and Carolyn Bourdeaux is that champion. Carolyn has been a dedicated public servant and she is the representative the 7th District deserves. EMILYs List congratulates Carolyn on a hard-earned victory and we look forward to helping her flip this seat in November.”
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.