• Press Release

EMILYs List Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 1, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“Today marks the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to recognize and support the survivors of sexual violence. In doing so, we must also acknowledge that women are disproportionately affected. One in four women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape during their lifetime, a figure that does not account for victims who remain silent. EMILYs List stands with survivors, recognizing their bravery in speaking up, while supporting those who do not feel safe to come forward. 

“Combating sexual assault must be a priority at every level of government. By electing Democratic pro-choice women, we are working to create an environment where sexual assault survivors can reclaim their bodily autonomy. EMILYs List is proud to endorse candidates who continue to advocate for all Americans by fighting for fundamental freedoms. Their work to safeguard reproductive health care like abortion allows survivors to make deeply personal choices without interference by Republicans and their anti-choice agenda.”
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.