For Immediate Release
March 1, 2022
EMILYs List Celebrates Women’s History Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of Women’s History Month, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“This year, we celebrate Women’s History Month as we see history made once again, by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. As we celebrate the history still being made by groundbreaking women every day, it is important that we never forget the efforts of the countless women who made this moment in history possible. The suffragists, civil rights leaders, and everyone who has worked to ensure that women will be represented in positions of leadership. EMILYs List is proud to honor the women who have come before us, and those who continue to break glass ceilings- candidates like Stacey Abrams, Cheri Beasley, Rep. Val Demings, and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. We look forward to continuing to elect Democratic pro-choice women running for local, state, and federal office who continue to fight for representation and make history.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% 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.