For Immediate Release
August 5, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Kim Schrier Advancing to the General Election in Washington’s 8th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Kim Schrier on advancing to the general election in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congresswoman Kim Schrier is a phenomenal leader and EMILYs List is proud to congratulate her on advancing one step closer to reelection. After turning this seat blue in 2018, Kim has worked tirelessly to represent the interests of her community in Washington. Currently the only woman doctor in Congress, Kim is a problem solver and a leading voice on meeting the challenges of COVID-19 with commonsense solutions based on scientific evidence. We are proud to stand with Kim’s campaign for reelection and we look forward to electing more women doctors like her this November.”
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.