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EMILYs List Congratulates Seven Women on Their Election to the Oklahoma Legislature

November 9, 2020

For Immediate Release
November 9, 2020

EMILYs List Congratulates Seven Women on Their Election to the Oklahoma Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of seven pro-choice Democratic women to the Oklahoma Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is excited to congratulate these women leaders on their election victories in Oklahoma. As health care professionals, educators, social workers, and community leaders, they will bring new leadership and a fresh perspective to the Oklahoma Legislature and fight for policies that address the needs of their districts. We’re excited to see more women serving in the state House and Senate and are thrilled to stand with this trailblazing group of women.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:
Jo Anna Dossett (SD-35)
Trish Ranson (HD-34) 
Merleyn Bell (HD-45) 
Denise Brewer (HD-71) 
Meloyde Blancett (HD-78)  
Mauree Turner (HD-88) 
Ajay Pittman (HD-99)

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.