FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Native American Heritage Month marks the celebration of a diverse history and culture of Native American communities across the country. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List recognizes the start of National Native American Heritage Month, honoring the important history of Native American communities across the United States. We are proud to support Democratic pro-choice Native American women like Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03), the first openly LGBTQ+ Native American elected to Congress, and Rep. Mary Peltola (AK-AL), the first Alaska native in Congress. Or Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, the first Native American Cabinet secretary. These groundbreakers advocate for their constituents while combating the systems of oppression that silence Native American voices. While we celebrate their history making elections, EMILYs List looks forward to continuing to work for increased representation of Native American women in all levels of government.”
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.