EMILYs List Statement on Mikie Sherrill’s Primary Victory in New Jersey’s 11th District
For Immediate Release
July 7, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Mikie Sherrill Advancing to the General Election in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Mikie Sherrill on advancing to the general election in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“From the U.S. Navy to the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is a lifelong public servant and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on advancing one step closer to reelection. After becoming the first Democrat in over 30 years to represent her district in Congress, Mikie has fought tirelessly to strengthen our country’s national security and access to quality health care. In the House, she has reached across the aisle to lead bipartisan legislation that prioritizes progress over politics. Mikie is a leader and outspoken advocate for New Jersey, and we are proud to continue to stand with her.”
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.