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EMILYs List Statement on Special Election Victory in Florida’s 31st Senate District

April 11, 2018

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2018

EMILYs List Statement on Special Election Victory in Florida’s 31st Senate District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement congratulating Lori Berman, a candidate who EMILYs List endorsed, in her victory in yesterday's special election in Florida’s 31st Senate District.

“It's exciting to see a talented woman like Lori Berman fill this vacancy,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List. “Lori is one of the many women we’ve seen step up and run for office at this critical moment in time, when more women are desperately needed at decision-making tables across the country and at every level of government. Women are driving systemic change in politics, business, entertainment, and numerous other industries. Electing women like Lori to office is a way to help ensure that the voices of women and families are heard and their interests are represented.

“This is not just a wave. This is an electoral sea change led by pro-choice Democratic women who are driving the momentum for Democrats at the ballot box across the country. Their success will change the face of leadership for decades. This is their moment, and EMILYs List was proud to announce our support for these women in state offices and looks forward to standing with them throughout their careers.”

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.