For Immediate Release
June 20, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Janet Mills’ Victory in Maine’s Gubernatorial Primary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Janet Mills on the primary election results in the Maine gubernatorial race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Janet Mills made history as the first woman to serve as a district attorney in New England, the first woman to serve as Maine’s Attorney General, and now, she is one step closer to becoming Maine’s first woman governor. Janet has spent her career protecting the working families of Maine and as a lifelong Mainer herself, she understands the issues facing the state. As governor, she will continue the fight to expand economic opportunity and create good-paying jobs. This is an open seat being vacated by extreme right-wing Republican Paul LePage. EMILYs List was proud to endorse Janet and we look forward to electing her this November.”
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.