For Immediate Release
November 4, 2021
EMILYs List Statement on new NARAL President Mini Timmaraju
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement in response to NARAL Pro-Choice America naming Mini Timmaraju as its new president:
“Mini Timmaraju is a brilliant and effective leader who brings a wealth of valuable electoral and organizational experience with her, including as an EMILYs List board member. At a moment when our reproductive rights are under greater threat than ever before, Mini is exactly the leader we need to help NARAL lead in this fight. And as the first woman of color to lead the organization, I know she will bring all of our communities to the table with her. I am thrilled to partner with Mini as we work to protect our rights.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.