November 11, 2017
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement honoring Veterans Day:
“As our nation celebrates Veterans Day, we pause to honor the brave women and men of our armed forces. We extend our gratitude to all those who have fought to defend our country and the freedoms we cherish,” said EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock. “Their service is a true testament to patriotism and courage, and we have a responsibility to ensure that their sacrifice is honored.”
“EMILYs List is thrilled to support veterans like Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Chrissy Houlahan, and Mikie Sherrill as they continue their service by running for office. We need their voices at the table, advocating for veterans and their families. EMILY's List – and our community of more than 5 million members – are proud to have their backs.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.