For Immediate Release
February 4, 2022
EMILYs List Candidates Continue to Announce Remarkable Fundraising at the End of 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With their eyes on the 2022 midterms, EMILYs List-endorsed candidates at all levels of government are reporting impressive fundraising results. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement.
“The support for EMILYs List candidates continues to show the strong, popular campaigns that our women are running. With Roe v. Wade under threat, the continued robust support of our pro-choice Democratic women makes it clear that they’re ready for the challenges ahead.”
- State Sen. Jen Jordan (GA), who is running for attorney general, has raised over $1 million.
- State Rep. Bee Nguyen (GA), who is running for secretary of state, has raised over $1 million.
- Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03) is running for reelection and has raised $620,000.
- Rep. Val Demings (FL) is running for U.S. Senate in Florida. She has raised $7.1 million.
- Stacey Abrams has raised $9.2 million for her Georgia gubernatorial campaign.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.