For Immediate Release
September 22, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on National Voter Registration Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in recognition of National Voter Registration Day, a national holiday that has registered over 2.9 million voters since 2012, EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“This November, reproductive rights, voting rights, and civil rights are on the ballot, and we need every vote to protect them from being on the chopping block. National Voter Registration Day is more important than ever to engage citizens who have been left out of the process and educate voters on how to get registered or update their registrations. With unprecedented challenges to voting during the pandemic, it’s imperative to check if you are registered to vote and encourage friends and family to make a plan to cast their ballots early.
EMILYs List is proud to work with secretaries of state and progressive leaders across the country who are continuously fighting to expand our nation’s voting rights. In 2019 alone, over 470,000 voters registered or updated their registrations. This year, let’s work to beat that number and ignite change in communities across the country. Our democracy functions best when we make our voices heard at the ballot box. We hope today that every woman owns their power and not only registers themselves, but also their friends.”
For more information about voting, including checking your registration, go to Iwillvote.com.
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.