For Immediate Release
November 3, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Jeanne Shaheen’s 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 being reelected to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List has stood with Senator Jeanne Shaheen since her first run for governor in 1996, and we are thrilled to congratulate her on her reelection to the U.S. Senate tonight. From writing and getting a federal bill of rights for sexual assault survivors signed into law to helping pass the Affordable Care Act, Jeanne has been a tireless champion for New Hampshire women and working families. As we continue to grapple with the challenges of COVID-19, we are especially grateful for her leadership and clear vision for progress, and we look forward to all that she will accomplish in her next term.”
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 60,000 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.