November 30, 2016
EMILY’s List Congratulates Nancy Pelosi on Her Reelection Victory as House Democratic Leader
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Democrats in the House of Representatives reelected Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic Leader. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
"We are proud to stand with Leader Nancy Pelosi as she celebrates her reelection victory today. The Democratic Party needs her leadership now more than ever in Congress as they prepare to take on Donald Trump’s Republican Party – which has made attacking opportunities for women and families an integral part of their agenda. She will be a powerful force in the fight ahead for the party – and this country – because there is no one who fights harder for Democrats and Democratic values than Nancy.”
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. 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 trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.