For Immediate Release
July 14, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Sara Gideon’s Primary Victory for the U.S. Senate in Maine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Sara Gideon on advancing to the general election for the U.S. Senate in Maine. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Sara Gideon on her primary victory. As speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Sara has a proven record of unifying House members on both sides of the aisle to get good work done for the people of Maine. From fighting to expand affordable health care access to championing job training opportunities, she has shown that she will represent the issues most important to Mainers in the U.S. Senate. Earlier this cycle, EMILYs List placed GOP Sen. Susan Collins “On Notice” for her lockstep support of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell’s reckless policies that target Maine’s women and working families. We look forward to holding Sen. Collins accountable by replacing her with Sara in November.”
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.