• Press Release

EMILYs List Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

May 1, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month:
“The contributions of Jewish Americans in communities across the nation are varied and innumerable. This Jewish American Heritage Month, we honor their stories, and celebrate the Jewish Democratic pro-choice women who have chosen to run for office, and have served their constituents honorably. EMILYs List has been proud to support women like Sen. Jacky Rosen, who co-chairs the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. And representatives like Congresswomen Kim Schrier and Elissa Slotkin, who have joined their colleagues in calling on Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to take urgent action to combat and prosecute antisemitic hate crimes. We are proud to endorse them, and look forward to supporting them as they continue their work changing the world. 

“EMILYs List stands firmly against the rise of antisemitism, and remain committed to lifting the voices of Jewish American candidates in the fight for justice.”
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.