For Immediate Release
March 3, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Advancing to the General Election in Texas’ 7th Congressional District
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Congresswoman Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on advancing to the general election in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“We are excited to congratulate Congresswoman Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on advancing to the general election. As the first Democratic woman to represent the 7th District in Congress, Lizzie has championed access to affordable health care like lowering prescription drug costs and fought to protect reproductive rights. We are confident that Lizzie will continue to use her voice to represent women and their rights, and EMILYs List looks forward to helping her get reelected 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.