EMILYs List Statement on Iowa’s State Primary Election Results
For Immediate Release
June 6, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Iowa's State Primary Election Results
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated six women on winning their primary elections in Iowa. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Iowa Republicans have tried time and time again to push an anti-woman agenda, but last night voters said: enough is enough. With their victories, these pro-choice Democratic women are one step closer to giving Iowa families the voice they deserve. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate these women leaders as they advance to the general election.”
EMILY's List congratulates the following women as they move on to the general election:
Mary Stewart (SD-41)
Ann Fields (HD-28)
Lori Egan (HD-56)
Molly Donahue (HD-68)
Lindsay James (HD-99)
Deidre DeJear (SOS)
Deidre DeJear made history last night by becoming the first African American nominated by a major political party for a statewide office in Iowa. If elected, she will make history as the first African American secretary of state.
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.