For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Endorses Duckworth, Frankel, Kirkpatrick, Kuster, and Vilsack
Five 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 five women currently "On the List" to a full recommendation:
- Tammy Duckworth (IL-08)
- Lois Frankel (FL-22)
- Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)
- Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02)
- Christie Vilsack (IA-04)
These five women are the first 2012 House challengers to move from "On the List" to a full endorsement.
"Across the country, women are leading the way back for Democrats," said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. "2011 has been a big year for women; we have seen Kathy Hochul in New York, Janice Hahn in California and the determination of the women candidates in Wisconsin who all stood up to the GOP's war on women. The momentum generated by the strong candidacies of Democratic women is carrying straight through to 2012.
"Tammy Duckworth, Lois Frankel, Annie Kuster, Ann Kirkpatrick and Christie Vilsack represent five key districts to winning back the House next November. These five strong Democratic women are running fantastic campaigns, getting voters energized and are eager to bring their voices to Washington. EMILY's List couldn’t be more thrilled to throw our full support behind them help make 2012 another 'Year of the Woman'."
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.