For Immediate Release
EMILY's List’s WOMEN VOTE! To Educate Women Voters in Oregon
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, today announced a new WOMEN VOTE! project in Oregon's first congressional district. As the nationwide voter mobilization and education project of EMILY's List, WOMEN VOTE! will reach out to key voters in Oregon to educate them about Suzanne Bonamici's record of fighting for consumers, creating opportunity for small businesses and standing up for Oregon families.
The Oregon WOMEN VOTE! program will target nearly 22,000 primary voting Democratic women ages 50 and older, who are nearly 40% of the expected primary vote on November 8. The campaign will feature four pieces of direct mail that highlight Bonamici's long career of holding corporations accountable through her work as a consumer protection attorney, a community volunteer and a legislator. The first piece of mail will reach voters early next week which is critical as Oregon is all vote-by-mail and ballots will start getting mailed the week of October 21st.
"There's no better way to judge what someone will do than to look at what they've done," said Denise Feriozzi, Director of WOMEN VOTE!. "Suzanne Bonamici is a principled leader who has spent her entire career fighting for middle class families, protecting Social Security and veterans' benefits and holding greedy corporations accountable."
Launched in 1995, the historic EMILY's List WOMEN VOTE! project combines polling and research, advanced information technology, sophisticated message testing, and precinct-by-precinct field work to mobilize millions of women voters across the country. EMILY's List designed WOMEN VOTE! to build a progressive political base that will elect more Democrats, especially women, by helping to increase turnout among women voters year after year.
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.