For Immediate Release
September 12, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Nellie Gorbea Advancing to the General Election for Rhode Island Secretary of State
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Nellie Gorbea on advancing to the general election for Rhode Island secretary of state. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“As public officials across the country work to protect our elections systems from unprecedented attacks and defend voting rights for every citizen, Rhode Island families have shown they want the experience Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea will bring to office when re-elected. EMILYs List is proud to be standing with Nellie as she advances to the general election.”
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.