EMILYs List Statement on Theresa Greenfield’s Primary Victory for the U.S. Senate in Iowa
For Immediate Release
June 2, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Theresa Greenfield Advancing to the General Election for the U.S. Senate in Iowa
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Theresa Greenfield on advancing to the general election for the U.S. Senate in Iowa. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Theresa Greenfield on her primary victory. Theresa is a bold leader who is not afraid to take on the tough issues and fight for the values most important to Iowans. As a farm kid who put herself through college and overcame extreme adversity at a young age, Theresa understands the challenges of single mothers, small business owners, and farmers. In the Senate, Theresa will advocate for increased worker protections and access to quality health care. We look forward to standing alongside her as she takes the fight to Republican Senator Joni Ernst, who has repeatedly voted against crucial protections for Iowa’s women, working families, and seniors.”
EMILY's List's independent expenditure arm, Women Vote invested over $1.1 million in this primary.
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