For Immediate Release
May 3, 2021
EMILY's List Recognizes Jewish American Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month:
“As we enter Jewish American Heritage Month, we stand with the Jewish community, celebrating the many accomplishments, and reflecting on the struggles the community has endured as they continue to stand up to hate and anti-semitism. At a time when we all face unprecedented challenges brought about by the pandemic, it’s important to show each other compassion and understanding. That is why we are proud to support leaders like Elaine Luria (VA-02), Kim Schrier (WA-08), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), and Susan Wild (PA-07), who elevate the voices of the Jewish community every day. EMILYs List is dedicated to recruiting, training and electing Jewish American leaders at all levels of government who advocate for women and ensure that our systems are inclusive and equitable for all people.”
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.