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EMILYs List Statement on Shelli Yoder’s Primary Victory in Indiana’s 40th Senate District

June 3, 2020

For Immediate Release
June 3, 2020

EMILY's List Statement on Shelli Yoder Advancing to the General Election in Indiana’s 40th Senate District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Shelli Yoder on advancing to the general election for Indiana’s 40th Senate District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement: 

“Shelli Yoder is an educator and champion for Indiana’s working families, and we are thrilled to congratulate her on advancing to the general election. Shelli is a leader who is not afraid of tackling tough issues with bold progressive solutions. In the state Senate, she will fight to expand economic opportunity in the Hoosier State, and EMILYs List looks forward to helping her cross the finish line in November.”

Shelli Yoder was born and raised in Indiana. A dedicated public servant, she has led nonprofits related to women’s health care and providing resources for at-risk communities. She is a former president of the Personnel Administration Committee, and the co-founder and co-chair of the first annual South Central Opioid Summit. Shelli previously served as a Monroe County councilor for several years, including as president. Currently, she is a lecturer at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. 

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 50,000 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.