For Immediate Release
June 6, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Katie Porter’s Victory in California’s 45th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Katie Porter on her primary election victory in California’s 45th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“We could not be prouder of Katie Porter for persevering in this difficult primary field. She put up a tough fight – just as she has done her whole life, and will continue to do on behalf of California’s families when she’s elected to Congress. EMILYs List looks forward to continuing our steadfast support of Katie in her campaign to unseat Republican Representative Mimi Walters.”
During the primary, EMILYs List’s voter mobilization and education project, Women Vote, teamed up with End Citizens United to run a six-figure direct mail and digital advertising program in support of Katie Porter.
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.