FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 11, 2022
EMILY's List Statement Honoring Veterans Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today in honor of Veterans Day, Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Today we honor the monumental sacrifices that have been made by brave individuals through their service in the armed forces. The leadership and bravery of our veterans are the truest manifestation of our nation’s values of democracy and justice. As we celebrate United States veterans, we extend our utmost gratitude for their innumerable contributions. EMILYs List is proud to support and uplift veterans that continue to serve our country through elected office who show that their dedication to their country didn’t end after military service. We thank these women for their leadership, as well as their commitment to defending fundamental freedoms for all Americans.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.