For Immediate Release
May 1, 2018
EMILYs List Recognizes May Day
WASHINGTON, DC – Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement in recognition of International Workers' Day (May Day):
“With 74.6 million women in the labor force, it's critical that we continue our fight to defend workers' rights and support our strong unions. Workers' rights are women's rights. Facing a Republican Party determined to roll back both, we're proud to stand with our sisters and brothers in the labor movement who are leading the fight against the GOP's attacks. Together, we're going to elect a wave of pro-worker, pro-choice Democratic women candidates in November.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.