The mission is simple, really: EMILY’s List is dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office. The method is a little more complicated, but not much. Basically, it works like this:
- EMILY’s List looks for viable political opportunities and recruits strong pro-choice Democratic women candidates to run.
- We tell our community of members about these women, and ask them to give directly to the campaigns of candidates for House, Senate, and governor.
- We provide extensive training for candidates and staff so they can make the most of limited resources and win the toughest races. We conduct in-depth, ongoing research into the minds and moods of women voters, a critical bloc for Democrats whose votes are key to electing more women.
- Finally, our WOMEN VOTE! project reaches out to women voters in the days and weeks before Election Day with persuasive messages that motivate them to go to the polls and cast their ballots for progressive Democrats -- because if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s When Women Vote, Women Win!
We are continually making investments to help women develop political skills and cultivate resources so that we can bring more women into politics and elected office. Only then can we build a lasting progressive majority dedicated to social justice, civil rights, diversity, economic reform, and compassion -- and construct a society that values the contributions of all of its citizens.
Working together, we can make a difference -- and change the face of American politics.