For Immediate Release
April 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Lucy McBath for Congress in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:+
“Lucy McBath is the perfect example of a first-time candidate that EMILY’s List is so excited to be supporting in 2018: a hardworking mother who was drawn to social justice advocacy through personal experience and a passion for change. Lucy was a flight attendant for over three decades, but after her son was tragically shot and killed, she turned her lifelong commitment to community activism into a second career.
“Lucy is challenging Representative Karen Handel, who resigned her position as a nonprofit executive in disgrace after attacking Planned Parenthood and is a strong supporter of the destructive Trump-Pence agenda. Handel is a first-term incumbent in a district President Trump carried by less than two points, making this seat a prime pickup opportunity for Democrats in 2018. This race is a must-win on the path to taking back the House, and Lucy has what it takes to win this high-stakes battle. The EMILY’s List community looks forward to showing this passionate advocate our full support and standing with Lucy to win this race.”