FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – LGBTQ+ History Month is observed in the month of October to celebrate the achievements of members of the LGBTQ+ community. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“LGBTQ+ History month is an opportunity to recognize the important contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to our shared history. It is a story of triumph over adversity while finding joy in living your truth. We celebrate the groundbreakers that were the first to run and who have opened the door for increased representation. EMILYs List is honored to support the LGBTQ+ Democratic pro-choice leaders who choose to run and have dedicated their lives to public service.. While we honor those who blazed the trail, we are determined to create a future where all levels of government reflect the communities they serve.”
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.