EMILYs List Statement on Carolyn Long’s Primary Victory in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District
For Immediate Release
August 5, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Carolyn Long Advancing to the General Election in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Carolyn Long on advancing to the general election in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Carolyn Long on advancing to the general election. Carolyn is a champion for quality and affordable health care who understands the challenges working families face. Washington’s 3rd District deserves a representative who has had to work hard to make ends meet. After working her way through college and serving as an educator, Carolyn is uniquely qualified to advocate for teachers and students. In 2018, Carolyn came close to unseating incumbent GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, making this race more competitive than it has been in a decade. EMILYs List looks forward to helping Carolyn finish the job in November.”
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.