For Immediate Release
August 19, 2020
EMILY's List Statement on Senator Kamala Harris' Nomination Speech
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement on Senator Harris' nomination and upcoming speech and the third night of the Democratic Convention:
“Tonight is an historic night for women's leadership and I am thrilled to watch Senator Kamala Harris accept the Democratic nomination for vice president. Senator Harris is a powerful advocate, an effective campaigner, and a groundbreaker who never stops working to make this country better. I am so excited for millions of Americans to see and hear the Kamala so many of us are lucky to know, and I cannot wait until we can call her Madam Vice President.
As we watch Senator Harris and the other amazing women on the program tonight like Secretary Hillary Clinton, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the entire EMILY's List community is proud of our work to elect women and the difference their leadership makes for all of us.”
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.