18 Years in the Making, Georgia’s WIN List Celebrates Year of Women in Georgia
“Stand With WINning Women” event celebrates WIN List’s record-setting slate of 36 endorsed women, the Year of Women in Georgia, and the 18 years of success.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 – Georgia’s WIN List, the state’s leading political action committee dedicated to electing Democratic women, celebrates a record-setting 36 endorsed candidates during a campaign rally on September 25.
The “Stand With WINning Women” rally is scheduled for Tuesday evening September 25th at The Georgia Freight Depot. The event celebrates the historic “first” of women nominees at the top of Georgia’s ticket: Stacey Abrams for Governor and Sarah Riggs Amico for Lt. Governor; as well as a record-setting number of diverse women seeking legislative seats long held by Republicans.
“The women who are running for statewide office and legislative seats in Georgia are by far the most qualified slate we’ve ever endorsed in our 18-year history,” said Anna Beck, WIN List board chair. “We see electing these down-ballot women as a crucial factor in giving Governor Stacey Abrams a legislature she can work with in January 2019.”
During the rally, several of the endorsed candidates will address hundreds of avid supporters. Candidate tables staffed by campaign volunteers will recruit volunteers to make calls, write postcards, or knock on doors and offer literature or yard signs. Checks will be presented to all of the endorsed women during the event.
WIN has helped elect more than 60 women over the years, 33 of whom currently serve. Among those currently serving are the state’s first LGBTQ representatives, the first two Latina representatives, and the first Vietnamese-American representative. Additionally, Georgia leads the nation for the number of African-American women in its legislature.
WIN List’s Executive Director and Founding Chair Melita Easters reports Georgia is tied with Maine for the most Democratic women candidates – 91 – on any November ballot nationwide. Further, Georgia joins Indiana as the only two states nationwide with Democratic women as nominees for both of the top two governing positions. The third state is Hawaii, where the nominees are both Republican women. EMILY’s List, the nation’s leading PAC for women, has also endorsed 26 of the Georgia’s WIN List candidates – the most ever endorsed in Georgia.
With three additional WIN List endorsed women seeking statewide constitutional offices – Janice Laws for Insurance Commissioner and Lindy Miller and Dawn Randolph for Public Service Commission seats – Georgia is in the top tier of states for the number of women on the statewide ballot.
“Tuesday night’s rally fulfills the dreams of our founders who 18 years ago set a goal to change the face of power in Georgia,” said Anna Beck, WIN List board chair. “We are thrilled to be presenting the largest number of candidate checks ever written in WIN List’s history and to announce the total candidate contributions for the year will triple any previous year. We could not be more happy to have Georgia on the cutting edge for presenting qualified and diverse women candidates in this national Year of Women in politics.”
At Georgia’s WIN List, WE BELIEVE Stacey Abrams can shatter Georgia’s glass ceiling. WE BELIEVE women will WIN big in November. Watch and see!
Read the full press release here: http://bit.ly/WINList-PressRelease-Sept25Event