EMILY’s List Endorses Elizabeth Esty for Re-Election in Connecticut's 5th District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Elizabeth Esty for re-election in Connecticut's 5th District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Whether it's fighting back against the GOP tax bill that rewards big corporations at the expense of working families or championing legislation to promote careers in STEM for women and girls, Elizabeth Esty has been a force in the House of Representatives. That passion and effectiveness is what we need in Washington, especially as Republicans continue to push their dangerous agenda, putting our health care, reproductive choices, and basic rights at risk.
"Elizabeth has shown that she will never back down from a fight – and her work isn't done. EMILY's List is proud to endorse her re-election campaign wholeheartedly."
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.