EMILYs List Statement on Cindy Axne’s Victory in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District
For Immediate Release
June 5, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Cindy Axne’s Victory in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Cindy Axne on tonight’s primary election results in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Cindy Axne on winning her very competitive primary tonight. As a small business owner, mother, and community activist, Cindy has been a champion for working families and women in her community. She will now face vulnerable Republican Congressman David Young, who has spent his tenure in Congress pushing a dangerous political agenda instead of standing up for the people he was elected to represent. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Cindy as she advances to the general election.”
During the primary, EMILYs List’s voter mobilization and education project, Women Vote, ran paid media, direct mail, and digital programs in support of Cindy Axne.
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.