EMILYs List Statement on Lauren Underwood’s Victory in Illinois’ 14th District
For Immediate Release
March 20, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Lauren Underwood’s Victory in Illinois’ 14th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lauren Underwood on tonight’s primary election victory in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“As a registered nurse and a health care expert, Lauren understands that hardworking families deserve a champion who will fight for the commonsense policies they so desperately deserve, including quality health care, strong public schools, affordable child care, and paid family leave. Now, she faces Congressman Randy Hultgren in this competitive district, and EMILYs List could not be more excited to help elect Lauren as a champion for Illinois women and families to Congress 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.