For Immediate Release
March 1, 2021
EMILY's List Celebrates Women’s History Month and Women of Color Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In celebration of Women’s History Month and Women of Color Day, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Today, as we kick off Women’s History Month and celebrate Women of Color Day, we pay tribute to the progress women have made to create a government that is more equitable and diverse that represents and serves every community regardless of where you live. From the election of our first Black and Asian American vice president, to the record-breaking number of women serving in the 117th Congress, we are showing women around the world what is possible when women make history, break ground and get to work.
But the fight is far from over to achieve equity and equal representation in our schools, boardrooms, and in every sector across our government. The work of our women champions is critically important to achieving a government that represents and serves everyone. EMILYs List is committed to supporting more diverse, Democratic pro-choice women, and empowering them as they rise into leadership positions and fight for an America that is truly equal for all.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.