For Immediate Release
August 28, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Kristen Carlson’s Victory in Florida’s 15th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Kristen Carlson on her primary election victory in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Throughout her career, Kristen Carlson has fought to expand economic fairness and opportunity for working families. From protecting Florida’s orange growers from wrongful business practices to helping start a nonprofit to encourage millennial voting, Kristen is a passionate advocate for expanding opportunity for all Floridians. She is running to flip this critical open seat from red to blue and would be the first woman to represent the 15th District. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Kristen to turn this district blue in 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.