For Immediate Release
February 2, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Maine Senators Eloise Vitelli and Mattie Daughtry on Their Elections to Senate Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Maine state senators elected Senator Eloise Vitelli as majority leader and Senator Mattie Daughtry as assistant majority leader. Executive Director of EMILYs List Emily Cain, a former Maine senator and state House minority leader, released the following statement:
“I am thrilled to congratulate my friends and former colleagues, Senators Eloise Vitelli and Mattie Daughtry, on their elections as majority leader and assistant majority leader of the Maine Senate. Having served alongside both Eloise and Mattie in the Maine Legislature, I have witnessed their drive and commitment to public service firsthand. It is beyond exciting to witness all-women Democratic caucus leadership in Maine. Eloise and Mattie will have strong partners in House Majority Leader Michelle Dunphy and Assistant House Majority Leader Rachel Talbot Ross.
All four women are proven fighters for Maine’s families and tireless advocates for their communities. From championing quality education and boosting Maine’s economy to representing farmers and combating climate change, I am confident that the Maine Legislature is in good hands. EMILYs List is proud to stand alongside them, and we look forward to their leadership.”
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.