For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Congratulates Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
First Elected Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock congratulates Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, poised to become the first elected Chairwoman of Democratic National Committee.
"I know I speak for the entire EMILY's List community when I congratulate Debbie Wasserman Schultz on becoming Chair of the DNC," said Stephanie Schriock President of EMILY's List. "Debbie's experience, commitment, and energy make her the kind of Democrat we are so proud to have helped elect. Debbie knows how important it is to increase the number of women running for office. Our members have always loved supporting Debbie, and she has always been there for EMILY's List candidates. With Republicans waging war on American women and families, I can think of no one better to ensure the re-election of President Obama and lead our party to Democratic victory in 2012."
Rep. Wasserman Schultz has served the people of Florida for almost 20 years, first in the state legislature, and since 2004, as a representative in Congress. In her new leadership role for the DNC, Rep. Wasserman Schultz will not only serve the party, but will serve as a role model for the next generation of female leaders.
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 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. With a community of more than 600,000 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 84 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 25 year history.