• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Michigan’s State Election Results

November 6, 2018

For Immediate Release
November 6, 2018

EMILYs List Statement on Michigan’s State Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As races continue to be called in favor of pro-choice Democratic women across Michigan, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 12 EMILYs List candidates on their well-deserved victories for the Michigan state Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate this amazing group of leaders on their victories tonight. These pro-choice Democratic women are dedicated to fighting for a better Michigan and voters are clearly ready for their leadership in Lansing. EMILYs List has worked hand-in-hand with partners in Michigan to help recruit a ground-breaking class of candidates and is confident these incredibly qualified women will serve Michiganders well.” 

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories: 

Stephanie Chang (SD-01)
Sylvia Santana (SD-03)
Erika Geiss (SD-06)
Dayna Polehanki (SD-07)
Winnie Brinks (SD-29)
Tenisha Yancey (HD-01)
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (HD-08)
Brenda Carter (HD-29)
Mari Manoogian (HD-40)
Sheryl Kennedy (HD-48)
Kara Hope (HD-67)
Sarah Anthony (HD-68)

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.