For Immediate Release
February 13, 2020
EMILY’s List Endorses Seven Women Leaders for the Minnesota Legislature
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed seven more women leaders for election to the Minnesota Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Minnesotans have a long history of electing strong women leaders and we hope that tradition continues with these seven candidates. Their leadership in Saint Paul will be crucial in the fight for fairer maps in 2021 and the push for increased public school funding across the state. With these impressive women on the ballot, we’re confident we can expand the pro-choice majority in the Minnesota House and retake the Minnesota Senate, and EMILY’s List is proud to support their campaigns.”
EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates:
Rita Albrecht (SD-05)
Sara Flick (SD-25)
Bonnie Westlin (SD-34)
Ann Johnson Stewart (SD-44)
Lindsey Port (SD-56)
Amanda Matchett (HD-37B)
Kelsey Waits (HD-54B)
These endorsements are in addition to 13 previously endorsed EMILY’s List candidates in Minnesota who are running for re-election: Senators Susan Kent (SD-53) and Karla Bigham (SD-54), and Representatives Kelly Morrison (HD-33B), Kristin Bahner (HD-34B), Erin Koegel (HD-37A), Ami Wazlawik (HD-38B), Shelly Christensen (HD-39B), Kelly Moller (HD-42A), Ginny Klevorn (HD-44A), Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (HD-48B), Heather Edelson (HD-49A), Ruth Richardson (HD-52B), and Anne Claflin (HD-54A).
EMILY’s 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 EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s 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 50,000 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.