September 4, 2012

For Immediate Release

EMILY’s List Congratulates Outstanding Pro-Choice Democratic Women On Their Speaking Roles at the Democratic National Convention

CHARLOTTE – This week, an impressive list of EMILY’s List candidates and alums will have critical speaking roles at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“It’s such a thrill to see so many amazing EMILY’s List women take the stage at the Democratic National Convention,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “This is a critical election, where a historic number of pro-choice Democratic women have the opportunity to go to Washington and hold the right wing accountable for their relentless attacks on women’s rights and opportunities – and women voters will play a crucial role.  I congratulate these fantastic EMILY’s List alums, candidates, and allies for stepping up to the microphone and fighting for women and families.”

Congratulations to these outstanding pro-choice Democratic women:

Leader Nancy Pelosi, an EMILY’s List champion

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, together with the women of the U.S. Senate

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut 

Congresswoman Judy Chu of California

Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York 

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York

Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin

Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania

Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland

Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris

Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Joyce Beatty of Ohio

Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau•       

Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren

Congresswoman and Senate Candidate Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth

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.



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