For Immediate Release
November 1, 2021
EMILYs List Recognizes National Caregiver Appreciation Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, recognized National Caregiver Appreciation Month, which is a month-long celebration of all the individuals who provide care to family members and loved ones. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to stand with caregivers, organizers, and allies who dedicate their lives to caring for others. I have dedicated much of my career to organizing for protections and benefits for service workers in California, including caregivers. From a young age, I saw the sacrifice of women like my mother who provided this invaluable care for my father as he was sick. Caregivers across the country are doing work that is significantly undervalued. EMILYs List is committed to helping elect Democratic pro-choice women who will work to make child care and senior care more affordable, while making paid leave accessible for everyone. We stand with the caregiving community as we work to uplift their selfless acts.”
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, 158 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.