For Immediate Release
September 15, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Delaware's Down-Ballot Primary Election Results
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Sarah McBride (SD-01) and Kyle Evans Gay (SD-05) on advancing to the general election for the Delaware state Senate. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Sarah McBride and Kyle Evans Gay on advancing to the general election for the Delaware state Senate. Once elected, Sarah and Kyle will work to strengthen Delaware’s state government by advocating for progressive change within their communities. Both women have spent their lives fighting to ensure that everyone has an equal shot at success, and their experience and passion for serving Delawareans is exactly the kind of leadership needed in Dover. EMILYs List is proud to support Sarah and Kyle and we look forward to increasing the representation of pro-choice Democratic women in the legislature and strengthening the state’s Democratic majority 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.