It’s a big day for Abby’s campaign. EMILY’s List just announced they are endorsing our campaign for Congress! As the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, EMILY’s List brings a wealth of expertise on winning campaigns and holding Republicans accountable.
It’s hard to overstate how big of a deal this is for our campaign. EMILY’s List has over five million members nationwide, and has raised over $500 million to support candidates like Abby. They’ve helped elect 116 women to the U.S. House. There’s no one else in this race that will have an ally like that on their side.
The people of Iowa deserve a leader like Abby Finkenauer and EMILY’s List is proud to support her. At home in Dubuque, Abby’s roots run deep. Growing up in rural Iowa, she comes from a union household — her dad was a pipefitter welder and her mom works for the Dubuque Community Schools. The values instilled by her family of hard work and service meant Abby was going to do all she could to finish college even with student loan debt. Abby then was elected to the Iowa Legislature, where she’s been not just a vote, but a voice for working families.
Abby’s record stands in stark contrast with a Trump ‘yes man’ like Rep. Rod Blum, who supported the catastrophic bill to take health care away from an estimated 23 million people and has called the investigation into Russian interference with the American election ‘political theatrics.’ The working families of Iowa’s 1st Congressional District need someone who will put their best interests first in Washington. That is why EMILY’s List is so excited to endorse Abby. Her success is critical to taking back the House, and she’ll do what’s right for Iowans — not what’s best for his special interest allies.
– Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List
This crucial early support, coupled with the more than 20 local elected officials, labor leaders, and community leaders who have already backed Abby’s campaign puts us in a strong position to take this district back for hard working Iowa families, like Abby’s, who need to be represented in Congress.
Abby won’t stop fighting to ensure that we’re no longer represented by a Trump ‘yes man’ like Rep. Rod Blum, who has unabashedly supported taking health care away from 23 million Americans and has called the investigation into Russian interference with the American election ‘political theatrics.’
We deserve better than that, and that’s why Abby’s our best choice to represent us in Congress.