For Immediate Release
September 6, 2021
EMILYs List Celebrates Labor Day
Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, recognized Labor Day. Emily Cain, the executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to celebrate the labor movement and its contributions to America’s hardworking families. Everyday we work to elect more Democratic pro-choice women to office who stand up for every family in their communities. From worker protections to equal pay, child care, and paid family leave, our women are standing arm in arm with the labor movement to ensure the voices of working people are represented in our government. Today, EMILYs List honors our partners who tirelessly fight to improve labor conditions for all of us.”
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.