Nancy Pelosi

Weekly Roundup: Combing through the highlights of a great week for women

Claire Rychlewski
January 27, 2013

The phrase “women get things done,” has never been so applicable. Women have dominated the discourse this week, and EMILY’s List has been in the forefront of many of the exciting things that have been happening. ICYMI, here’s what we’re talking about:

It will be the best of times

Stephanie Schriock
August 1, 2012

I’m writing this near the end of a long day on the road. I’ve been through three states in the last six days, meeting with candidates, supporters, voters – and today really feels like the “best of times and the worst of times” for the women who make up our EMILY’s List community. 

Statement from Ellen R. Malcolm on the Historic Swearing In of Rep. Nancy Pelosi to Speaker of the House

January 4, 2007

I felt pride, excitement, awe, and much, much more watching Nancy Pelosi take the oath as the first woman Speaker of the House. What a tremendous, historic achievement for our nation and for all of us who have worked so hard to put women in power!

I was delighted to sit in the House gallery during the swearing in ceremony, which gave me a wonderful view of the 50 Democratic women in the House. From Nita Lowey and Jolene Unsoeld in 1988 to our winners in 2006, every pro-choice Democratic woman came to Congress the old-fashioned way: she earned it.

EMILY's List Announces First Congressional Endorsements of Election Cycle

February 28, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. EMILY's List, the nation's largest grassroots political network and financial resource for women running for elected office, today announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08), Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-20). The 2006 victories of these pro-choice, Democratic women were critical to secure Democratic control of the Congress and helped make Nancy Pelosi the first woman Speaker of the House.

EMILY’s List Congratulates Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Her Re-Election to Lead the Democratic House Caucus

November 17, 2010

Today, EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock congratulates Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her election as Democratic Leader.

Democratic Women Reach Historic Heights in Congress

November 13, 2006

EMILY's List Celebrates Election of the Largest Number of Women to Congress in History

From the first woman Speaker of the House to historic highs for Democratic women in Congress and state offices to surges in women voting that put Democrats on top in races across the country – EMILY's List members helped make this midterm election into the Year of Democratic Women.

EMILY’s List Statement on Continued Support for Speaker Nancy Pelosi

November 12, 2010

The following is a statement from EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock.

"Under Speaker Pelosi's leadership Congress passed some of the most significant legislation in decades, including health care reform that keeps women and their families healthier, and Wall Street reform that prevents corporations from preying on families. We are pleased and proud that Speaker Pelosi will continue to steer the Democratic Party as we continue to battle for progress for women and their families."

EMILY's List President Ellen R. Malcolm and EMILY's List Members Honor Speaker Pelosi at Annual Luncheon

March 6, 2007

Today the EMILY's List Women in Power! Luncheon honors Nancy Pelosi for her trailblazing accomplishments as a pro-choice Democratic woman and celebrates her ascension to Speaker of the House of Representatives—the highest political leadership post ever held by a woman.

Democratic women of the House: 'Show us the jobs!'

Emily Wales
June 25, 2010

You have to watch this video. Really - it sums up everything we try to explain about our candidates: they're passionate, articulate, smart, committed, and effective. And they'll get you fired up about making change.

NRCC: Pelosi should be "put in her place"

Emily Wales
October 6, 2009

"Put her in her place."

You've got to be kidding me.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has really crossed the line. The NRCC publicly encouraged Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, to put Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi "in her place" for voicing an opinion on the the situation there. They went on to say Pelosi was "out of her league."