EMILY’s List alumna Carol Moseley Braun is the only African-American woman to have ever served in the U.S. Senate. She is also Illinois’ first – and only – female senator.
Women make up 27.7 percent of Illinois’ state legislature.
Through the Political Opportunity Program, EMILY’s List has helped elect 18 pro-choice Democratic women to state and local offices in Illinois.
21: Total number of Illinois women elected to office with EMILY’s List help.