• Press Release


October 10, 2022

OCTOBER 10, 2022


WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler release the following statement today honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: 
“EMILYs List is proud to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an opportunity to celebrate Native Americans and their vibrant culture. We also acknowledge their resilience, and that we must continue to call for increased representation at all levels of government of all Indigenous peoples. Native Americans have long advocated for their communities, for the land and for marginalized people. 
“Electing powerful Democratic pro-choice women like Rep. Mary Peltola, the first Alaska native, or Rep. Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, has never been more important. They join other history-making women like Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, the first Indigenous person elected to executive office in Minnesota, who represent their culture proudly. EMILYs List is thrilled to continue to support an ever-increasing number of Native American women running for office, and celebrate their contributions to their communities every day of the year.”
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.