For Immediate Release
WOMEN VOTE! to Educate Women Voters in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, today announced a new WOMEN VOTE! project in Arizona’s ninth congressional district. As the nationwide voter mobilization and education project of EMILY's List, WOMEN VOTE! will communicate with key primary voters about Kyrsten Sinema’s record of getting things done while championing her progressive values.
“Kyrsten Sinema is an effective progressive champion who has always stood up to Republican attempts to cut education and limit women’s access to health care,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Kyrsten truly understands the struggles that working families face on a daily basis. Her unique perspective is exactly what we need in Washington to combat Tea Party attacks on vital programs.”
The Arizona WOMEN VOTE! direct mail program targets nearly 23,000 likely Democratic primary voters including men and women in Mesa and Chandler, and women with some college education who are over age 30 and live outside Tempe. The mail highlights Sinema’s record on women’s health, education and job creation. The five piece mail program coincides with the Arizona early vote period, with the first piece dropping August 2nd and the last on August 17th.
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 1,500,000 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 87 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 27 year history.