For Immediate Release
July 24, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Lucy McBath’s Victory 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 tonight’s primary run-off election victory in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Lucy McBath’s victory tonight shows us that voters in the 6th District want a dedicated leader who is commited to change. Throughout this campaign, Lucy has bravely shared her personal story and connected with families from across the district. She will be a strong voice in defending access to health care, expanding economic opportunity, and preventing senseless gun violence. EMILYs List is excited to stand behind a passionate leader like Lucy in her fight to flip this seat and help take back the House.”
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.