For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Congratulates Senate Democrats On Committee Assignments : Record Number Of Women Anticipated To Take On Committee Leadership Roles
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Democratic Steering Committee announced its anticipated Democratic Committee assignments for the Senate in the 113th Congress, which will include a record number of Chairwomen.
“The 2012 election was a mandate for women’s leadership, and the Democratic controlled Senate absolutely listened to voters,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “I am thrilled to see a record number of women announced as Senate committee chairs – and the EMILY’s List community couldn’t be prouder. Voters want a representative government, and the difference between Democrats and Republicans is crystal clear. In the GOP controlled House, every single major committee is chaired by a white man. Democrats know we need the participation and leadership of women if we’re going to move our country forward.”
During the 2011- 2012 election cycle, EMILY’s List helped elect a 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. 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 27 year history, and raised a record-breaking $51.2 million dollars.