EMILYs List Statement on Sharice Davids’ Primary Victory in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District
For Immediate Release
August 4, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Sharice Davids Advancing to the General Election in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Sharice Davids on advancing to the general election in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congresswoman Sharice Davids is proof that our governments function better when they look more like the people they represent, and we are thrilled to congratulate her on advancing one step closer to reelection. In Congress, Sharice has fought tirelessly for Kansas women and working families, working to reduce maternal mortality rates and expand opportunities for rural communities. She is a fierce public servant and we look forward to sending her back to Washington to continue her phenomenal work advocating for Kansans.”
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