November 8, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement congratulating Deborah Gonzalez on her win in Georgia House District 117 tonight.
“Voters in Georgia’s 117th District have shown that they are ready for change by electing Deborah Gonzalez to the state House,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. “The EMILY’s List community is proud to stand with her as she champions policies that will improve the lives of women, protect voting rights, empower working families, and address critical infrastructure needs. We are thrilled to have her leadership in the Georgia General Assembly.”
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.