For Immediate Release
August 28, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Nancy Soderberg’s Victory in Florida’s 6th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Nancy Soderberg on her primary election victory in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Nancy Soderberg on her victory tonight. Nancy is running for Congress to stand up for the 6th Congressional District’s working families, including to protect access to affordable health care. As a diabetic, Nancy understands the battles that many Americans face when navigating our current health care system. She has previously served under Presidents Obama and Clinton in foreign policy and national security roles, and deeply values public service. In Congress, Nancy will be a champion Floridians can count on to stand up to the dangerous GOP agenda. Nancy’s credentials are unmatched and there is no better candidate to flip this critical seat. EMILYs List looks forward to helping her win this race.”
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.