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EMILY’s List to Train Thousands of Women to Run in Key States in 2017

May 11, 2017

EMILY’s List to Train Thousands of Women to Run in Key States in 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List launched their 2017 Run to Win schedule and announced that they will be training women to run for office beginning in 21 cities and states across the country. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“More than 12,000 women from all 50 states have come to us looking for help running for office since Election Day, and our trainings are going to give these women the skills they need not only to run for office – but to win. We’re training women in red states and blue states, from Nevada to Texas to North Carolina, and using our three decades of experience winning successful campaigns to change the face of electoral politics.”

“EMILY’s List will train up and down the ballot from local to state and federal office. Among the women that we train, I have no doubt that there will be future members of Congress, senators, and even presidents. Democratic women are leading the fight against Donald Trump and his Republican allies, and these trainings will help ensure that we see a wave of progressive women elected to office in 2017, 2018, and in elections to come.”

During 2017, EMILY’s List will train women in the following cities and states – more details to come:

 

Spring 2017

Washington, D.C., Women’s March training

Phoenix, Arizona

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Washington, D.C., People’s Climate March Training

Michigan

Chicago, Illinois

Florida

Seattle, Washington

 

Summer 2017

Virginia

Pennsylvania

Colorado

Michigan

New Mexico 

Nevada

Los Angeles, California

Minnesota

Georgia

 

Fall 2017

New York, New York

San Francisco, California

Dallas, Texas

Maine

North Carolina

New Hampshire

Ohio

Washington, D.C.

 

Note: Past trainings are listed in italics

 

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 trained over 9,000 women to run and 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 - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.