For Immediate Release
August 7, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Gretchen Driskell’s Victory in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Gretchen Driskell on her primary election victory in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“We are thrilled to congratulate Gretchen Driskell on her primary victory. As a city council member, the first woman mayor of Saline, and a representative in the Michigan state House, Gretchen has dedicated her career to serving the women and working families of Michigan. Gretchen now faces Republican extremist Tim Walberg, who has spent his tenure in Congress voting to strip access to affordable health insurance from millions of Americans and give tax breaks to the wealthy. In Congress, Gretchen will fight to protect access to quality, affordable health care and expand economic opportunity for Michiganders. Gretchen is the champion Michigan’s 7th District deserves and EMILYs List is excited to help her flip this seat.”
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.