FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June marks the 10th anniversary of National Immigrant Heritage Month. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement celebrating the event:
“National Immigrant Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize the millions of people who have chosen to make the U.S. their home. Our country is more vibrant, diverse, and reflective of the world around us because of their presence. We celebrate all of their cultural contributions woven into the fabric of their communities. It has never been more imperative that we stand with immigrants against hateful rhetoric and actions, and continue to support those who come to the U.S. seeking a safe harbor and the opportunity to realize their dreams.”
“EMILYs List is proud to support the brave Democratic pro-choice women who have not only chosen the U.S. as their home, but have expanded their dreams to include representing their communities. At every level of government, they represent a future that is bright and full of leaders who are as diverse as the constituents they represent.”
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.