EMILYs List Statement on Senator Tina Smith’s Primary Victory
For Immediate Release
August 14, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on Senator Tina Smith’s Primary Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Senator Tina Smith on her primary election victory in Minnesota. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Senator Smith has dedicated her career to fighting for Minnesota’s working families. She is a powerful advocate for expanding access to quality, affordable health care and for defending reproductive rights. During her short tenure, Senator Smith has already proven herself as a leader ready to tackle the toughest problems facing Minnesotans. EMILYs List is thrilled to support Senator Smith 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.