For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Announces New Political Director
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILY's List, the nation's largest political action committee, today announced that, later this month, Jonathan Parker will join the staff as Political Director. Parker returns to EMILY's List with nearly a decade of political organizing experience. From 1997 to 2001, Parker worked in the EMILY's List political department, where he served as a liaison and consultant to endorsed candidates across the country.
Most recently, Parker managed health care reform work for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and ran their Americans for Health Care campaign, overseeing political action and policy advocacy around health care issues. Parker started in politics working within the labor movement. After that he joined the Feldman Group, a polling firm, and he also served as Political Director at Senator Tom Daschle's DASHPAC from 2001-2003.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan back to EMILY's List," said EMILY's List president Ellen Malcolm. "Jonathan's talent and experience will help our candidates win at every level, from local office to the presidency."
"It's great to return to EMILY's List at such a historic moment," Parker commented. "I'm honored to have this opportunity. We'll have excellent Democratic pro-choice women candidates at every slot on the ballot, and I can't wait to get to work."
The Political Director manages campaign services, political and strategic planning, the Political Opportunity Program, Campaign Corps, the Training Department, and other aspects of EMILY's List's political programs.
EMILY's List provides financial assistance to pro-choice Democratic women candidates, helps them build strong campaigns, and mobilizes women voters through EMILY's List WOMEN VOTE!, to help Democrats up and down the ticket. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has raised over $240 million to elect 67 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 13 to the U.S. Senate, and eight governors. In only eleven election cycles, EMILY's List has helped elect hundreds of pro-choice Democratic women to federal office, state legislatures, state constitutional offices and other key local offices.