For Immediate Release
August 28, 2019
EMILY's List Statement on Kirsten Gillibrand's Presidential Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she would be suspending her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Kirsten Gillibrand is a brave fighter for women and families. This presidential primary was better for her presence in it. She brought vital issues and conversations to this race, as she has during her career in Congress. I am grateful we will still have her voice in the US Senate for the people of New York and the nation, where I know that she will continue to advocate for us. I'm proud to call her a friend and a member of the EMILY's 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 46,000 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.