For Immediate Release
November 8, 2018
EMILY's List's Statement on Tripling the Number of Pro-Choice Democratic Women Governors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that as a result of Tuesday's election, the number of pro-choice Democratic women governors has tripled. With one state's results still outstanding, women make up over half of the flipped seats. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List released the following statement:
“Pro-choice Democratic women stole the show this cycle and our gubernatorial candidates are no exception. With six resounding victories on Tuesday night and one race too close to call, EMILY's List women at least tripled the number of pro-choice Democratic women who will soon serve as governors of their states. Voters made clear that they believe in these women candidates and are ready for them to lead their states forward."
EMILY’s 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 EMILY’s 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, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.