For Immediate Release
September 13, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Kathy Hochul’s Victory in New York State’s Lieutenant Governor Primary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul on her primary victory in the New York State lieutenant governor’s race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Tonight New York voters made it clear — they want Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul back at the table leading more progressive change. Whether it’s refusing to stay silent when Republicans try to pass massive tax breaks for the wealthy few or standing up for working families by fighting for an increase in the minimum wage and paid family leave, Lieutenant Governor Hochul has proven she is a champion New Yorkers can count on. EMILYs List is proud to stand with her as she advances to the general election.”
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.