For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Congratulates Elizabeth Esty on Her Victory in the Connecticut Democratic Primary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Elizabeth Esty on her hard-won victory in the Connecticut fifth district Democratic primary.
“Elizabeth is a dedicated public servant with a proven track record of fighting for Connecticut women and families by expanding access to healthcare and economic opportunity,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “By nominating Elizabeth tonight, Connecticut voters showed they’re ready to send a progressive leader to Washington who will hold the right wing accountable, fight partisan gridlock, and get the results we need to move our country forward.”
Connecticut WOMEN VOTE! educated and mobilized women voters in Connecticut’s fifth district on behalf of Elizabeth Esty. First, WOMEN VOTE! reached out to over 26,000 Democratic primary voting women aged 45 and older through a direct mail program that included six pieces of direct mail showcasing Elizabeth Esty as the Democrat voters could trust in Congress. WOMEN VOTE! also communicated with women through a TV spot highlighting Esty’s endorsements by The New York Times, The Register Citizen and The Hartford Courant. The spot ran from August 7-13.
You can watch the ad here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb_8Y5Wpeo4
Launched in 1995, the historic EMILY's List WOMEN VOTE! project combines polling and research, advanced information technology, sophisticated message testing, and precinct-by-precinct field work to mobilize millions of women voters across the country. EMILY's List designed WOMEN VOTE! to build a progressive political base that will elect more Democrats, especially women, by helping to increase turnout among women voters year after year.
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 1,500,000 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 87 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 27 year history.