For Immediate Release
March 1, 2019
EMILYs List Recognizes Women’s History Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement recognizing Women’s History Month:
“This Women’s History Month, we have so much to celebrate — and we're reminded, as ever, of our fights ahead. The record-breaking victories of women in 2018 would not have been possible without the work of the incredible women candidates, activists, and leaders who paved the way before us and the women voters who got us here. Looking to the future, in 2019, women across the country will continue to be on the front lines fighting back against the Trump administration and the dangerous GOP agenda, protecting our communities, standing up for our rights, and creating lasting systemic change in this country.”
“In the face of almost daily attacks, women inspired by those who came before us are pursuing positions of leadership and power at unprecedented rates. EMILYs List is proud to support pro-choice Democratic women as they continue to change the face of American politics for the better. We stand in awe of the strength and power of women in leadership.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million dollars and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 40,000 women have 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.