For Immediate Release
April 1, 2021
EMILY's List Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“At EMILY's List, we believe and support survivors of sexual assault. Sexual Assault Awareness month is an opportunity to recognize that survivors face unfair obstacles as they work to be heard and get justice, and learn more about what we can all do to be better allies. For far too long, sexual assault survivors have been silenced or ignored, but with the awakening brought about by the Me Too movement and many brave survivors speaking out, things are changing. It is essential that we create a system that actively listens to survivors and takes the time to investigate credible claims.
EMILYs List is proud to work to elect more Democratic pro-choice women who will be champions in the fight to create a system that not only respects survivors and holds perpetrators accountable, but changes the culture of sexism and abuse that women face in society. We stand with survivors of sexual assault.”
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.