For Immediate Release
October 11, 2019
EMILYs List Statement on International Day of the Girl
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in recognition of International Day of the Girl, a global opportunity to lift up girls' voices and stand up for their rights, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Today, we celebrate International Day of the Girl because we know the girls of today carry the potential to become the women leaders of tomorrow. As the White House and GOP continue their global attacks on women's rights, it's more important than ever that we ensure girls witness the phenomenal change that can occur when women lead. Girls deserve a bright future and EMILYs List will continue to support candidates who fight for them every day.”
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 48,000 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.