For Immediate Release
Statement from EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock on Elizabeth Warren
Washington D.C. -- Today, Elizabeth Warren filed paperwork to form an exploratory committee for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List, released this statement following that announcement.
“The EMILY's List community has been telling me loud and clear that they want Elizabeth Warren in the race to beat Scott Brown. Today, they got a little bit closer to getting their wish. I’m thrilled that Elizabeth is pursuing this next endeavor with the thoughtfulness and respect that's been such a hallmark of her career. Starting a listening tour is not only a great way to find out what folks need, it's a perfect contrast to Republican Scott Brown, who has yet to hold a single public town hall.
"Elizabeth is strong, smart, and a dedicated fighter for working Americans. We'd love to see her take her talents to the U.S. Senate."
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.