For Immediate Release
June 5, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Mikie Sherrill’s Victory 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 tonight’s primary election results in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Tonight, voters confirmed that there is no one better qualified and fit to represent New Jersey’s 11th District than Mikie Sherrill. From her service in the U.S. Navy to her time in the U.S. Attorney’s Office to her role as a mother of four, Mikie has spent her life putting others first. Her commitment to her community and her country are only the beginning of her qualifications. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Mikie as she advances to the general election and we look forward to flipping New Jersey’s 11th District this November.”
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.