For Immediate Release
November 19, 2018
EMILY’s List Congratulates Nikki Fried on Her Victory for Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated EMILY’s List candidate Nikki Fried on being elected Florida agriculture and consumer services commissioner. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Nikki Fried is a relentless fighter for her community. As Florida agriculture and consumer services commissioner, Nikki will continue her advocacy for an accountable state government and stronger protections for Florida’s environment and working families. EMILY’s List is proud to congratulate Nikki on her well-deserved victory.”
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.