For Immediate Release
August 27, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Sydney Batch's Breast Cancer Diagnosis
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to an announcement that EMILYs List-endorsed candidate Sydney Batch (NC-HD37) has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Julie McClain Downey, senior director of campaign communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Sydney’s strength and enduring devotion to the families of North Carolina during this difficult time is nothing short of remarkable. EMILYs List is proud to be standing with such an incredible woman and candidate who has shown that she will not stop fighting to make life better for those around her. We continue to stand with Sydney and her family and wish her all the best in her recovery.”
Sydney is a family law attorney and child welfare advocate, who with her husband Patrick, runs a private practice. Patrick and Sydney live in Wake County with their two sons.
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.