EMILYs List Statement on Elissa Slotkin’s Victory in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District
For Immediate Release
August 7, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Elissa Slotkin’s Victory in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Elissa Slotkin on her primary election victory in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Elissa on tonight’s exciting primary win. As a dedicated public servant and third-generation Michigander, she will be a committed and vocal advocate for the 8th District in Congress, fighting to protect access to affordable health care and working to expand economic opportunity to working families. This will be a sharp and refreshing contrast from Congressman Mike Bishop, who has repeatedly attacked women’s access to reproductive health care, voted to strip millions of people of health insurance, and played a leading role in passing the Republicans’ scam tax bill. Michiganders deserve better – they deserve a leader like Elissa fighting for them. EMILYs List is excited to help Elissa flip this seat and flip the House.”
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.