For Immediate Release
August 14, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Senator Tammy Baldwin Advancing to the General Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Senator Tammy Baldwin on advancing to the general election in Wisconsin. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Senator Tammy Baldwin is a tireless champion for Wisconsin families from every corner of the state. She made history in 2012 as the first openly gay person to be elected to the U.S. Senate and since then, has led efforts to improve education, expand access to quality health care, and create jobs in Wisconsin. With Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin in 2016, Senator Baldwin’s seat is a top GOP target. Senator Baldwin is a tough fighter but we cannot take her voice in the Senate for granted — EMILYs List is proud to stand with Senator Baldwin and we look forward to re-electing her in November.”
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.