For Immediate Release
May 15, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Madeleine Dean’s Victory in Pennsylvania’s 4th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Madeleine Dean on tonight’s primary election victory in Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Madeleine has been fighting for progressive policies in the state House for six years, and we are thrilled that she is another step closer to taking that fight to the halls of Congress. The women and working families of this district will be well-served by a champion like Madeleine, which is why we are so proud to stand with her and congratulate her tonight.”
During the primary, EMILYs List’s voter mobilization and education project, Women Vote, launched a mail program in support of Madeleine Dean.
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.