For Immediate Release
April 22, 2022
EMILYs List Celebrates Earth Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement in celebration of Earth Day:
“EMILYs List is proud to celebrate Earth Day along with EMILYs List endorsed candidates who work to address the growing climate crisis. While we celebrate the work that they do– we must also acknowledge that the climate change crisis has an outsized impact on the communities most at risk, including low income neighborhoods and people of color. It is imperative that we continue to work to solve the climate crisis, and EMILYs List’s mission to elect Democratic pro-choice women ensures that our elected officials at every level of government represent their communities and advocate for legislation that protects them.”
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.