EMILYs List Statement on Senator Amy Klobuchar Advancing to the General Election
For Immediate Release
August 14, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Senator Amy Klobuchar Advancing to the General Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Senator Amy Klobuchar on advancing to the general election in Minnesota. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“As a native Minnesotan, Senator Klobuchar is one of our toughest fighters in Congress. From expanding health care and economic opportunities to combating violence against women and sex trafficking, she is a tireless champion for Minnesota’s working families. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Klobuchar’s voice will be crucial in the upcoming Supreme Court battle, and she has led efforts to reduce prescription drug prices and bring down costs for seniors and families. EMILYs List is proud to fight alongside Senator Klobuchar 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.