• Press Release

EMILYs List Celebrates the Start of Women’s History Month

March 1, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – To celebrate the start of Women’s History Month, EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“As Women’s History Month begins, we are proud to celebrate the EMILYs List-endorsed candidates who continue to shatter glass ceilings. As they forge new paths at every level of government for the betterment of all Americans. This month is a celebration of their accomplishments and a look towards a bright future.

“Honoring the women who have come before must also come with acknowledging the history that has yet to be written. Women across the country have less rights today than the generations before them. As anti-choice Republicans continue their attacks on fundamental freedoms like abortion, EMILYs List is proud to support the Democratic pro-choice women who are fighting back. We look forward to a future where we are no longer celebrating the firsts, but instead celebrating those whose leadership was made possible by the women who paved the way.”

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.