For Immediate Release
May 8, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Liz Watson’s Victory in Indiana’s 9th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Liz Watson on tonight’s primary election victory in Indiana's 9th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Liz Watson has spent her career fighting for Indiana’s women and working families and will continue to do so in Congress. Hoosier families deserve a representative who will protect and advocate for them, and Liz is the best person for the job. She will now face Republican Trey Hollingsworth, who has spent his first term in Congress pushing a dangerous political agenda instead of advocating for the families he was elected to represent. EMILYs List is excited to congratulate Liz on her victory tonight and we look forward to helping to elect her 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.