For Immediate Release
May 16, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Oregon’s State Primary Election Results
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated five women on winning their elections last night. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“These pro-choice Democratic women leaders have shown they have what it takes to serve as strong voices for their communities. Their commitment to fighting for working families and women across the state is unmatched. EMILY's List is proud to stand with these women and we congratulate them on advancing to the general election.
“We are particularly proud of Kate Brown, one of only two incumbent Democratic women governors in the country, and look forward to her continued leadership in the state.”
EMILY's List congratulates the following women as they move on to the general election:
Kate Brown (Governor)
Michelle Blum Atkinson (HD-06)
Representative Caddy McKeown (HD-09)
Tiffiny Mitchell (HD-32)
EMILY's List is also excited to congratulate Val Hoyle, who won her election outright for labor commissioner.
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.