For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Announces National Press Secretary Marcy Stech
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that Marcy Stech has been named the organization’s new National Press Secretary.
“We are so excited to welcome Marcy to EMILY’s List,” said President Stephanie Schriock. “She’s a smart and energetic woman with an incredible wealth of experience fighting for progressive causes, and we’re thrilled that she’s joining our team. With her help, we’re ready to take the fight to backward Republican candidates across the country, and elect pro-choice Democratic women who will expand opportunity for women and families.”
Marcy Stech joins EMILY’S List from Priorities USA Action, the Super PAC dedicated to the reelection of President Obama, having served as Deputy Communications Director for the 2012 election cycle. She previously worked for Sen. Richard Blumenthal's (D-CT) successful 2010 campaign. From 2008 through 2010 Stech worked in the public affairs division at The Glover Park Group, a strategic communications firm based in Washington, DC. Stech also served on the press team at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
A native Minnesotan, Stech’s political career began as a communications aide for Mayor Don Ness’s first campaign in her hometown of Duluth. Stech is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul.
During the 2011- 2012 election cycle, EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates – the only pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country, 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, and three new Senators – all the first women to represent their states in the Senate. And this cycle, women we’ve helped elect include the first Hindu and first female combat veterans to serve in the House, the first openly gay Senator, and the first Asian American woman to serve in the Senate. With a community that has quintupled since 2010 – now more than two million 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 100 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. In the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 28 year history, and raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars.