For Immediate Release
May 2, 2022
EMILYs List to Hold Annual We Are EMILY National Conference and Gala Honoring Women on the Frontlines of Freedom
Featuring appearances by Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Stacey Abrams, and more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 3, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, will host its annual We Are EMILY National Conference and Gala. This virtual and in-person event will celebrate the women taking the lead in defending our democracy and our right to reproductive freedom. Featuring EMILYs List endorsed candidates, elected officials, and Democratic leaders from around the country, this program will uplift the women who have inspired others to take action in their communities and the next generation of leaders who will continue to grow this movement to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot.
The Gala will feature welcoming remarks by Vice President Kamala Harris and remarks from Stacey Abrams, EMILYs List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star 2022 Award Winner Bee Nguyen, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, and more; as well as appearances by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Gabrielle Giffords. The conference will feature appearances by Govs. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Senate Candidates Cheri Beasley (NC) and Sarah Godlewski (WI), and more. There will also be a panel of EMILYs List Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award nominees and additional panels on disinformation and the impact of abortion rights on the midterms.
WHAT: We Are EMILY National Conference and Gala
WHO: Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, will be joined by EMILYs List endorsed candidates, elected officials, and leaders from around the country
WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Conference: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET Gala: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington, DC 20008
RSVP: Space is limited. Reporters interested in attending in person or virtually should RSVP with Sara Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% 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.