For Immediate Release
August 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Jill Schupp Advancing to the General Election in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Jill Schupp on advancing to the general election in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Jill Schupp on advancing one step closer to unseating Rep. Ann Wagner in November. Jill is an extraordinary public servant and community organizer leading a grassroots movement to turn Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District blue. In the most recent fiscal quarter, she outraised the Republican incumbent and far outraised the previous cycle’s Democratic candidate in this district, proving voter enthusiasm for her campaign. We are confident that Jill has what it takes to defeat Congresswoman Wagner, and we look forward to helping her flip this seat.”
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.