• Press Release

EMILYs List Recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month

June 1, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of National Immigrant Heritage Month, EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“National Immigrant Heritage Month is a time to honor the millions of individuals who have chosen to make the United States their home and their contributions to our society. In today’s climate, it is more crucial than ever to stand with immigrants against hateful rhetoric and actions, and to support those who come to the U.S. seeking safety and the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

“Amid rising anti-immigrant sentiment from anti-choice Republicans, we must also recognize the interconnected struggles of reproductive rights and immigrant rights.  The states with the most restrictive abortion bans, such as Texas and Florida, are also home to millions of immigrant women and the impact of these bans cannot be understated. EMILYs List stands firm in backing Democratic pro-choice immigrant candidates who fight tirelessly for justice and equality. Their leadership is key to building a brighter, more inclusive future for all.”

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.