For Immediate Release
November 3, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Cori Bush’s Victory in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Cori Bush on being elected to represent Missouri’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Cori Bush on her historic and hard-fought victory tonight. Cori has dedicated her life to serving others as a nurse, as a pastor, and now as a future member of Congress. From the streets of Ferguson to the steps of the United States Capitol, Cori is a fierce advocate for progress, and EMILYs List is thrilled that she will continue to be a leader in the fight for a more just, more equitable America. Missourians will be well served by Cori, a proven public servant, and we are proud to celebrate her victory as the first Black woman to represent her state in Congress.”
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.