FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“Today we acknowledge and honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a drum major for justice and peace. The work we do today to create a democracy that is representative of its citizens would not be possible without the foundation that he, and the countless leaders that Dr. King, inspired through his incredible life, has built. EMILYs List is proud to support Democratic pro-choice women running for office who continue his mission of justice, equality, and advocacy through the fight for fundamental freedoms.”
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.