For Immediate Release
May 22, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Gina Ortiz Jones’ Victory in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Gina Ortiz Jones on tonight’s primary run-off election results in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Gina Ortiz Jones fought overseas to defend our country and expand opportunities for hardworking families, and now she’s ready to continue serving as a new voice in Congress. The EMILYs List community was proud to stand with Gina Ortiz Jones early in the primary and will continue to stand with her as she takes on vulnerable House Republican Will Hurd this November in this competitive swing district.”
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.