For Immediate Release
September 24, 2019
EMILYs List Statement Recognizing National Voter Registration Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in recognition of National Voter Registration Day, a national holiday celebrating our democracy and preparing every voter to make their voices heard on Election Day, EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“At a time when each day is a reminder that America’s democracy is at stake, it’s crucial that everyone has an equal and fair opportunity to vote — this starts by ensuring voters are registered well ahead of Election Day. Far too often, communities whose voices are often ignored find themselves unable to vote because of processes or deadlines. In 2018 alone, we were reminded in states like Georgia, Florida, and Texas just how important it is for women, communities of color, and the most vulnerable in our society to exercise their constitutional right to vote. EMILYs List is proud to work with secretaries of state and pro-choice Democratic women across the country who are on the front lines of the fight to protect voting rights. We hope today that every woman owns their power to ignite change and not only registers themselves, but also their friends.”
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 46,000 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.