For Immediate Release
March 8, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on International Women’s Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement celebrating International Women’s Day:
“This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the women at the forefront of every fight for justice around the world. From civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and women’s suffrage, women have consistently fought for better, more inclusive and equitable communities across the globe. While the Republican Party tries to instill fear in women making their own health care decisions, pro-choice Democratic women are focused on improving the lives of others and protecting a woman's right to choose. On this International Women’s Day, EMILYs List is proud to look ahead and work for a future that protects and empowers all women. ”
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 50,000 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.