For Immediate Release
May 1, 2020
EMILYs List Recognizes Jewish American 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 Jewish American Heritage Month:
“As we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, we recognize the struggles and successes of Jewish Americans as they have stood up to hate and bigotry throughout our nation’s history. At a time when we all face unprecedented challenges brought by the current public health crisis, it’s critical we honor the fundamental values of inclusion and compassion. That’s why we are grateful for leaders like Kathy Manning (NC-06), Nancy Goroff (NY-01), Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (VA-HD41), Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07), and Mayor Kate Gallego who lift up the voices of the Jewish community. EMILYs List is committed to building the pipeline of the next generation of Jewish American leaders who will build stronger communities for more women and hardworking families.”
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.