EMILYs List Statement on Tina Smith’s Primary Victory for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota
For Immediate Release
August 11, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Tina Smith’s Primary Victory for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Tina Smith on her primary victory for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Senator Tina Smith is a proven champion for Minnesota women and working families and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate her on her primary victory. Since winning her special election in 2018, Tina has worked tirelessly to bring broadband access to rural communities and expand access to health care and mental health services. During COVID-19, she rose to the task of ensuring that all Americans have access to free coronavirus testing. We are proud to stand with a true leader like Tina, and we look forward to her reelection in November.”
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 55,000 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.