For Immediate Release
August 13, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Kim Schrier’s Victory 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 her primary election victory in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Kim Schrier on her primary victory. Kim is a community leader and a strong advocate for access to affordable health care who is prepared to fight for Washington State families in Congress. As a pediatrician and someone who herself has a pre-existing condition, Kim understands the difficulties and fear many families face when navigating our current health care system and is ready to work hard to protect and expand access to affordable, quality care. Republican Dino Rossi, on the other hand, has run and been rejected by voters twice before, because they recognize that he would be nothing but a rubber stamp for the GOP agenda in Congress. Kim is a champion for the women and working families of Washington’s 8th District and EMILYs List looks forward to helping her win this race in November.”
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.