For Immediate Release
August 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Nicole Galloway’s Primary Victory for Governor of Missouri
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Nicole Galloway on her primary victory for governor of Missouri. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“As the only Democrat currently holding statewide office in Missouri, Nicole Galloway has proven that she is the champion Missourians need in Jefferson City. Throughout her tenure as state auditor, she has worked tirelessly to create a more transparent government that is accountable to the people. A mother and champion for working families, she has uncovered $350 million in wasted or stolen taxpayer money. In contrast, Republican Governor Mike Parson’s callous disregard for the truth and gambling 0f children’s and families’ lives amid the pandemic has made it exceedingly clear that Missouri needs a true leader like Nicole. EMILYs List looks forward to replacing Mike Parson’s ineptitude with Nicole’s leadership this fall.”
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.