EMILYs List Statement on Georgia’s Gubernatorial Election
For Immediate Release
November 16, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Georgia's Gubernatorial Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Stacey Abrams ended her campaign in Georgia's gubernatorial race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“We are so inspired by Stacey Abrams, a fearless and pragmatic leader whose hard-fought and aspirational campaign has made Georgia a place where Democrats can win. If Brian Kemp had stepped down from overseeing an election in which he himself was the candidate — akin to being both the player and the ref — we may have had a different result. His flagrant and widespread use of voter intimidation tactics and overall suppression will continue to hang over his administration. We hope to see Georgia’s voters hold him accountable. In the meantime, we congratulate Stacey on remaining true to her values and creating a brand new coalition in the Peach State — one in which every citizen has a voice. We have stood with Stacey throughout her career, and will continue to support and encourage her leadership in whatever form it takes next.”
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.