For Immediate Release
June 9, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Lucy McBath Advancing to the General Election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Lucy McBath on advancing to the general election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congresswoman Lucy McBath is a courageous leader and fighter, and EMILYs List is proud to congratulate her on advancing to the general election. Lucy has dedicated her career to serving others, and she has continued to build on her record of public service throughout her first term in office. As a mother, vocal activist, and effective legislator, Lucy has proven she is the representative Georgians deserve in Washington. We look forward to helping her cross the finish line once again this 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.