For Immediate Release
March 31, 2021
EMILYs List Honors International Transgender Day of Visibility
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement honoring International Transgender Day of Visibility:
“Today, we celebrate the transgender and nonbinary communities and honor their activism and resilience, especially in the face of recent and ongoing attacks. The latest wave of discriminatory and appalling anti-transgender legislation is yet another proof point for how critical it is that we bring diversity and representation to elected office. EMILYs List is proud to have supported transgender women candidates and state legislators across the country who have been leaders on issues ranging from civil rights to health care, infrastructure, and more. We will continue to stand alongside them today and every day, as they serve as essential representation for the LGTBQ+ community.”
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, 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.