For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Puts Susan Bysiewicz “On the List”
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, announced today that Susan Bysiewicz, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, has been put "On the List."
"On the List" is a new way for EMILY's List members to engage with and support promising candidates early in the election cycle. The EMILY's List community has experienced dramatic growth in recent cycles and now stands over 900,000 members strong. These supporters are getting their information earlier, quicker and on the web. And they're ready to take action now. By putting Bysiewicz "On the List," EMILY's List is ensuring she has early access to this enthusiastic support.
"Susan Bysiewicz is a statewide leader, a strong voice for reform and transparency in government, and a determined advocate for small businesses -- and we are proud to put her 'On the List'," said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. "As state Representative and Secretary of State, Susan championed good government policies, promoting transparency and ethics reform. Women in Connecticut and across the country need her dedication in Washington to hold the line for the Democrats in the Senate and fight against the radical Republican agenda. She is running an excellent campaign and EMILY's List is proud to stand with Susan Bysiewicz for Senate."
Bysiewicz began her political career in 1992 when she was elected as a state Representative. She served in the state assembly until 1998 when she was first elected as Secretary of State. As Secretary of State she fought for sweeping ethics reform calling for stricter punishment for corrupt public officials and increased access to government records. She lives in Middletown Connecticut with her husband and three children.
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.