For Immediate Release
November 11, 2020
EMILYs List Statement Honoring Veterans Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today in honor of Veterans Day, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“On November 11, Americans commemorate our nation’s veterans, and extend our gratitude to those who uphold the things we value most: democracy, justice, and equality. As we honor the brave women and men who have served in our armed forces, it is important to recognize and thank our servicemembers and their families for their sacrifices and steadfast fight for our country.
EMILYs List is proud to support veterans like Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Reps. Chrissy Houlahan, Elaine Luria, and Mikie Sherrill as they continue their service by running for office. These women are true patriots, and champions for military families. We are thankful, today and every day, for the contributions made by our armed forces, and will continue to support women dedicated to the cause of freedom.”
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 60,000 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.