For Immediate Release
May 1, 2020
EMILYs List Recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:
“This month, we are proud to recognize AAPI leaders for their service as we celebrate the many contributions they have made to our communities and to condemn the racism being pushed by too many on the right in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite having the most racially and ethnically diverse Congress ever, only three percent of representatives are Asian American. This lack of representation in the halls of power reminds us of the importance of electing leaders who accurately reflect the diversity of our nation. We know the difference it will make to have more powerful AAPI advocates at tables of power and we are committed to electing AAPI pro-choice Democratic women up and down the ballot this November, including Hiral Tipirneni (AZ-06), Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23), and Sara Gideon (ME-SEN).”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have 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.