For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Announces Endorsement of Kirsten Gillibrand for United States Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- EMILY's List, one of the nation’s largest political action committees and financial resource for women candidates, today announced its endorsement of Kirsten Gillibrand in the 2010 special election for United States Senate.
“EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Senator Kirsten Gillibrand -- a great advocate for women and families,” said EMILY’s List President Ellen R. Malcolm. “In Congress, Gillibrand has fought for progressive policies such as equal pay and expanded health care for children. She has pioneered government accountability and transparency by becoming the first member of Congress to post her schedule online for all to see, and has championed economic development in a region hard-hit by the economic downturn. We look forward to her continued leadership for the people of New York and women across the country.”
In the 2007-2008 cycle, EMILY’s List raised more than $43 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. EMILY’s List and its members directly contributed more than $9 million to EMILY’s List candidates for federal and gubernatorial office. With more than 100,000 members across the country, EMILY’s List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has worked to elect 79 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 15 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices.