For Immediate Release
September 23, 2021
EMILYs List Celebrates Bi Visibility Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement celebrating Bi Visibility Day:
“EMILYs List is honored to support and help elect pioneering bisexual+ candidates at every level of government. Our bisexual+ officials break down barriers and shatter glass ceilings, all while facing challenges as candidates because of their sexual orientation. Their tireless work to further improve the quality of life for their constituents must be uplifted at a time when Republicans continue to attempt to walk back hard-fought strides toward true equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals. EMILYs List is proud of the bisexual+ lawmakers who have made history and of the work they do for their communities.”
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, 158 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.