For Immediate Release
December 3, 2019
EMILYs List Statement on Kamala Harris’ Presidential Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Kamala Harris announced that she would be suspending her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Kamala Harris is a fighter for the people and she carried that grit throughout her presidential campaign. Her historic presence in the race — as one of the few women of color to run for president in history — brought a critical perspective and voice to conversations about America's future. While she'll be missed in the campaign and on the debate stage, we’re proud to have her voice in the U.S. Senate continuing the fight to hold Trump and Republicans accountable. We’re grateful to have her in the EMILYs List family.”
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 50,000 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.