For Immediate Release
August 5, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Hiral Tipirneni’s Primary Victory in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Hiral Tipirneni on her primary victory in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“In the midst of a global health pandemic, it has never been clearer why we need more women and health care professionals like Hiral Tipirneni in office, and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on her primary victory. Hiral is a leader in her field, bringing researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates together to fight cancer. Unlike incumbent GOP Rep. David Schweikert, Hiral will serve Arizona’s 6th District with integrity and transparency. We look forward to crossing the finish line with her 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.