For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Puts Two More Strong Democratic Women "On the List"
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, EMILY's List puts two new Democratic women candidates "On the List," the new way for EMILY's List members to engage with and support promising candidates even earlier in the election cycle.
"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.
Our fourth group of women join Susan Bysiewicz (CT-SEN), Val Demings (FL-08), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), Tarryl Clark (MN-08), Dina Titus (NV-03), and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) "On the List":
- Cheri Bustos (IL)
- Connie Pillich (OH)
"Democratic women are leading the way forward against the GOP war on women and families," said EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock. "2011 has been a massive year for women with Janice Hahn, Kathy Hochul, Jessica King, and Jennifer Shilling winning huge victories in the special elections in California, New York, and Wisconsin. Now, Cheri Bustos and Connie Pillich are running fantastic campaigns to bring some much-needed common sense to Washington in 2012. The EMILY's List community is proud to stand behind these impressive women as they work to make 2012 into the next "Year of the Woman' and take back the House."
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.