For Immediate Release
All EMILY’s List Candidates Under 40 Win, Three Next-Generation Women Leaders Going to Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, EMILY’s List celebrated the victories of Grace Meng (NY-06), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) – all three of the EMILY’s List candidates under 40 years old.
“We will increase the number of women in Congress by inspiring the next generation of women,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. “And now women and girls have three great new faces to look for in the halls of Congress. Grace, Tulsi, and Kyrsten are tremendously accomplished women in their 30s. They’re the kind of leaders we need right now – standing up to the Republican attempts to turn back the clock, and standing up for the rights of women and girls across the country. EMILY’s List is proud to have helped bring these young leaders to Washington.”
WOMEN VOTE!, the independent expenditure arm of EMILY’s List, played a major role in all three races, running television ads, on-line ads, and mail pieces to help each woman win a competitive primary. WOMEN VOTE! was also involved in Sinema’s general election, both on TV and in the mail.
Launched in 1995, the historic EMILY's List WOMEN VOTE! project combines polling and research, advanced information technology, sophisticated message testing, and field work to educate and mobilize millions of women across the country.
During the 2011- 2012 election cycle, EMILY’s List endorsed an impressive number of candidates, worked to elect three pro-choice Democratic women to the House in special elections, and helped 11 House candidates, one Senate candidate, and one gubernatorial candidate make it through competitive primaries. With a community that has more than quadrupled since 2010 – now more than 2,000,000 members strong – 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 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 16 to the Senate, nine governors, and over five hundred of women to state and local office. In the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history, and raised an impressive $51.2 million.