WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is a statement from EMILY’s List to highlight the beginning of Jewish American Heritage Month:
“As we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month, we reflect on the struggles, successes, and contributions of the Jewish community throughout our nation’s history,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List. “At a time when the Trump administration has welcomed anti-Semitism and bigotry into the White House with open arms, it is more important than ever to call out hatred for what it is and to lift up the next generation of Jewish American leaders. Our EMILY’s List women are already leading the way on the front lines of the resistance. EMILY’s List is committed to joining and supporting them in this fight.”
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have trained nearly 10,000 women to run and helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color – including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.