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EMILYs List Statement on the Georgia General Assembly Elections

November 9, 2020

For Immediate Release
November 9, 2020

EMILYs List Statement on the Georgia General Assembly Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 19 pro-choice Democratic women on their election to the Georgia General Assembly and on advancing to the runoff. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement: 

“Congratulations to these outstanding women on their well-earned victories in Georgia’s state legislative elections and on advancing to the runoff. We’re thrilled to have more Democratic women serving in the legislature by electing these pro-choice champions who will block Republicans’ anti-family, anti-woman agenda. While Republicans will continue to play politics with their constituents’ lives, these women will fight for everyone’s right to a good education, control over their own health care decisions, and fair state legislative and congressional maps when the hard work of governing begins in January. Their leadership remains desperately needed in Atlanta, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish next session.” 

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:
Jen Jordan (SD-06)
Nikki Merritt (SD-09) 
Sally Harrell (SD-40) 
Kim Jackson (SD-41) 
Michelle Au (SD-48) 
Mary Frances Williams (HD-37)
Mary Robichaux (HD-48) 
Angelika Kausche (HD-50)
Shea Roberts (HD-52) 
Betsy Holland (HD-54)
Stacey Evans (HD-57) 
Bee Nguyen (HD-89) 
Beth Moore (HD-95) 
Donna McLeod (HD-105) 
Rebecca Mitchell (HD-106) 
Shelly Hutchinson (HD-107) 
Jasmine Clark (HD-108) 
Regina Lewis-Ward (HD-109)
EMILYs List congratulates Sonya Halpern (SD-39) on advancing to a runoff election. 

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 60,000 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.