For Immediate Release
August 7, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Laura Kelly’s Victory in Kansas’ Gubernatorial Primary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Laura Kelly on tonight’s primary election result in the Kansas gubernatorial race. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Laura’s well-deserved victory tonight shows that Kansans are ready for a change in leadership and want a governor who will advocate for them in office. As a state senator, Laura has fought to expand economic opportunity, increase education funding, and improve access to affordable health care. As governor, Laura will help Kansas recover from the failed Brownback tax experiment and offer working families a brighter path to the future. Kansans will finally have a governor they can count on. EMILYs List is thrilled to continue our steadfast support of Lauraand we look forward to helping her win this 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.