For Immediate Release
August 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Michelle De La Isla’s Primary Victory in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Michelle De La Isla on her primary victory in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Mayor Michelle De La Isla on her primary victory. Throughout COVID-19, Michelle has gone above and beyond for her community, converting school buses into portable WiFi hotspots for kids to do their homework and hosting live video chats to read to children in quarantine. Having overcome extreme adversity growing up, she has dedicated her career to empowering others as a mentor and a single mother. Michelle is a proven leader who will champion the interests of Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District, and we look forward to helping her flip this seat 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 55,000 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.