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EMILYs List Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Today we honor the life and work of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his legacy, we acknowledge that the work he started so long ago continues. No one is free until we are all free, and the ability to vote is the very foundation to the freedom, justice, and equality that Dr. King made his life’s work. With respect to his great legacy, we must continue to elect Democratic pro-choice women that will work to protect voting rights while advancing representation at all levels of government.”
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.