For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Announces “On the List”
First Round Supports Frankel, Kirkpatrick, Kuster, Vilsack
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, EMILY's List announces "On the List," a new way for EMILY's List members to engage with and support promising candidates even earlier in the election cycle.
"On the List" was created because of the dramatic growth in the EMILY's List community -- now over 900,000 members -- who are getting their information earlier, quicker and on the web. These supporters are ready to take action now and "On the List" makes sure candidates have early access to them.
Our inaugural group of women speaks to the caliber of talent promoted "On the List":
- Lois Frankel (FL-22)
- Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
- Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02)
- Christie Vilsack (IA-04)
"2012 is shaping up to be a huge year for women candidates," said EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock. "Women across the country are fired up over the extreme anti-woman agenda moving forward in the House and we are seeing women jump into races earlier than ever this year. EMILY's List wants to help them now. 'On the List' provides us with a way to get in faster and introduce our members to these great candidates right away.
"Across the country women and men are rejecting the GOP's extreme agenda. They're fired up to take these seats back in 2012. Strong Democratic women are running and EMILY's List has their back." 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 900,000 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 84 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 25 year history.