For Immediate Release
August 11, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Biden-Harris Ticket
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Vice President Joe Biden naming Kamala Harris to the Democratic ticket, EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to see Kamala Harris named to the ticket as the next vice president of the United States. As a candidate, leader, and governing partner, Senator Harris is a strong and exciting addition to Biden’s team and the contrast to the Trump-Pence administration couldn’t be more stark. As proud supporters of her previous races and of her work in office, we know that Kamala Harris is the perfect choice to win the race and help this country build back better.”
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.