For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Congratulates Elizabeth Warren On Her Victory in Massachusetts!
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, voters in Massachusetts made history by electing Elizabeth Warren to the United States Senate. Elizabeth Warren will be the first woman to represent Massachusetts in the Senate.
“Elizabeth Warren is a progressive champion who has dedicated her career to fighting for middle class families,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “This election provided a clear choice between leaders like Warren who want to level the playing field for women and families by expanding economic opportunity, and Republican extremists who would roll back the clock by denying women access to reproductive healthcare and equal pay. From coast to coast, the EMILY’s List community – now more than two million members strong – fought hard to turn out impressive numbers of women voters, and elect Elizabeth Warren. Leaders like Elizabeth Warren will help us end the Republican Party’s extreme, right-wing agenda by supporting policies that benefit women and families.”
EMILY’s List first endorsed Elizabeth Warren in September of 2011, and has raised an impressive $1,255,851.85 for her in the 2011- 2012 election cycle. Elizabeth Warren is a champion for middle class families who was instrumental in the creation of the new Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Elizabeth Warren has a long history as an EMILY’s List supporter, and her first political contribution was to EMILY’s List.
Our WOMEN VOTE! team also stepped in and spent $451,000 to make sure women voters knew the truth about Brown’s record. We conducted a direct mail and phone program educating women voters on Scott Brown’s real positions on women’s health. Beginning on October 4, WOMEN VOTE! targeted just over 128,000 non-college or independent women statewide who were supporting Obama, but undecided in the U.S. Senate race. Our six-piece mail program highlighted Brown’s positions and votes on women’s health, including his vote to defund Planned Parenthood and his support of the Blunt amendment. Along with our mail we made four autocalls to the same group of women, approximately 88,000 phones, to drive home our message.
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.
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 dollars.