EMILYs List Action’s Mission
EMILYs List Action (formerly American Women) is an affiliated organization of EMILYs List, which has been doing research about the needs and views of women for more than 20 years.
EMILYs List Action is strengthening our democracy by increasing public awareness of the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of women with regard to the critical issues facing our nation. As bad actors target American women online to undermine trust, our goal is to create an environment in which women trust American institutions, have confidence in women-led initiatives and support women’s leadership.
What matters to women
Women’s participation and representation in our democracy is key to maintaining its wellbeing. Women voters are deciding American elections. What matters to women is critical to representative democracy and policy making.
Bad actors know this, and over the past decade have repeatedly targeted women with disinformation online. Central to disinformation campaigns is breaking down women’s trust: trust in institutions, trust in politicians, trust in experts and, as women take up leadership roles, trust in women in positions of power.
EMILYs List Action is monitoring disinformation campaigns that target American women online. We also conduct regular research to understand the current attitudes, opinions, and priorities of women. We work to monitor the conversations happening online, train women and communities on how to handle online attacks and produce positive content about women in leadership to change the conversation.