EMILYs List Statement Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day
For Immediate Release
October 12, 2020
EMILYs List Statement Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in honor of Washington D.C.’s inaugural Indigenous Peoples' Day, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Today, we are thrilled to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in our nation’s capital, and to share this special recognition of Native American history and culture with cities and states across the nation. This day recognizes an overlooked truth that Native people were the first inhabitants of America, and urges Americans to rethink history. We recognize the losses suffered by Native American communities, and we are dedicated to lifting up indigenous voices by electing Native women up and down the ballot. We are proud to support the first Native American women elected to Congress in 2018, Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03), as well as Jade Bahr (MT-HD50), one of this year's EMILYs List Rising Star Award Finalists. EMILYs List looks forward to electing even more Native American women this November, including the first Native American woman to ever serve in the U.S. Senate, Paulette Jordan. These women are champions for their communities and voices that are desperately needed in the halls of power.”
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 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 55,000 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.