For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Endorses Cheri Bustos and Val Demings
Two Women Move From "On the List" To A Full Recommendation
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, announced that it is moving two women currently "On the List" to a full recommendation. Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Val Demings (FL-08) have earned a full endorsement.
"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. Today, these women are moving from "On the List" to a full recommendation.
"Val and Cheri are two smart Democratic women who we are going to bring their strong voices to the House of Representatives," said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. "As House Republicans continue to push their anti-woman, anti-family agenda, we need to fight back by electing strong Democratic women like Val Demings and Cheri Bustos to Congress."
"Cheri Bustos and Val Demings are both running fantastic campaigns in Tea-Party held districts. They've been energizing voters since announcing, and Democrats are ready to take these seats back. Both are looking to unseat Congressmen who, despite short tenures have already amassed appallingly anti-woman, anti-family records that have earned them a place 'On Notice' here at EMILY's List. The entire EMILY's List community could not be more excited to put their full support behind them to help them secure victory in November."
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 86 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.