EMILYs List Statement on Lauren Underwood’s Primary Victory in Illinois 14th Congressional District
For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Lauren Underwood Advancing to the General Election in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C – Tonight, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on advancing to the general election in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“We are thrilled to congratulate Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on advancing to the general election. Lauren has dedicated her career to fighting for those who, like her, have pre-existing conditions. In her first term, she has pushed back against Republican efforts to strip families of their health care and women of their fundamental rights, and worked across the aisle to increase the accessibility of insulin for more than 30 million Americans. We are confident that Lauren will continue to use her voice to advocate for the people of Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, and we look forward to helping her win reelection in 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 50,000 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.