FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
EMILY’S LIST CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks the civic celebration of one of our most sacred rights. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler shared the following statement on National Voter Registration Day:
“Republicans have made it clear with their latest abortion ban bill that they will not stop their relentless attacks on reproductive freedom. In order to protect abortion rights and the fundamental freedoms necessary to live a life of dignity, it is imperative that everyone who can registers and exercises their right to vote. National Voter Registration Day is an important reminder that our vote is our power to ensure that every community is truly represented. EMILYs List-endorsed candidates up and down the ballot are standing with their communities to protect these freedoms and need our support. Creating the future all families deserve is possible when we use our power to vote.”
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.