EMILYs List Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month
For Immediate Release
April 1, 2021
EMILY's List Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In celebration of Arab American Heritage Month, Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Arab American Heritage Month gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the rich culture, achievements, and contributions of Arab Americans to our country. Arab Americans are part of the fabric of American society and EMILYs List is proud to support Arab American women, who continue to be vital advocates for the American people every day in political offices nationwide. We are committed to growing the pipeline of Arab American leaders at every level of government to ensure that our democracy is reflective of the great diversity and cultures of our country.”
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, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent 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.