FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 11, 2022
EMILYs List Celebrates National Coming Out Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement celebrating National Coming Out Day:
“EMILYs List is proud to celebrate National Coming Out Day. We honor the EMILYs List-endorsed LGBTQ+ candidates that live their truth out loud. Their bravery in choosing to serve their communities while subjecting themselves to increased scrutiny and discrimination due to their identify should be commended. We must also continue to do the work to create an environment where all people feel comfortable and safe to be themselves. By electing more Democratic pro-choice women to office, we will continue the push towards a more equitable, welcoming future.”
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.