For Immediate Release
September 8, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Jeanne Shaheen’s Primary Victory for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Jeanne Shaheen on her primary victory for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Whether she’s advocating for affordable health care, fighting for survivors of sexual assault, or breaking barriers for women in politics, Senator Jeanne Shaheen is a proven champion for Granite Staters. The first woman in American history to serve as governor and U.S. Senator, and the first woman governor of New Hampshire, Jeanne has helped create a more inclusive and representative democracy. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Jeanne, and we look forward to her reelection 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.