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November 17, 2022
EMILYs List Statement on Nancy Pelosi’s Announcement To Step Down From House Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House, announced she is stepping down from the U.S. House leadership. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“We thank Speaker Pelosi for her nearly two decades of selfless service to our country and to democracy as speaker of the House and House minority leader. As the first woman to hold the gavel, and the second highest-ranking woman in the U.S. government, Speaker Pelosi led the House of Representatives with a vision to fight corruption and ensure quality health care and jobs for all. As second in line to the presidency, under her leadership, Democrats fought for progress in the lives of working families all over the country. As Speaker, she proved to be a steadfast leader in passing the most significant laws in recent history, from President Barack Obama's signature health insurance measure and President Joe Biden's climate change initiative. There is no one who has worked harder for the American people and the future of our nation.
EMILY's List thanks Speaker Pelosi for helping manifest the definition of women’s power in leadership and for breaking the glass ceiling for herself and the other Democratic pro-choice women in Congress. We look forward to the work she will continue to do in the House.”
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.