For Immediate Release
May 22, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Lizzie Pannill Fletcher’s Victory in Texas’ 7th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on tonight’s primary run-off election results in Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Lizzie Pannill Fletcher on her victory tonight. She will fiercely defend Texans’ access to affordable health care, expand economic opportunity, and help create good-paying jobs for hardworking Texans. The EMILYs List community was proud to support Lizzie early in the primary and will continue to stand with her as she takes on conservative House Republican John Culberson this November in this competitive district.”
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.