• Press Release

EMILYs List Celebrates Disability Pride Month

July 1, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the start of Disability Pride Month, observed every July to recognize the history and accomplishments of the disability community. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement honoring the occasion:
“As we celebrate Disability Pride Month this July, we must honor the progress we’ve made by reaffirming our commitment to building a truly inclusive world. Over 30 years after the passage of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act, much work remains to be done to protect the rights and dignity of disabled Americans. We cannot allow a man with a history of mocking disabled individuals to resume office in November. That’s why the EMILYs List mission to elect thoughtful and compassionate women leaders — who will fight to preserve bodily autonomy for all — has never been more urgent. With so much on the line this fall, EMILYs List is proud to uphold the values of Disability Pride Month and continue working to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.