January 4, 2017
EMILY’s List to Sponsor Women’s March on Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced their official sponsorship of the Women’s March on Washington. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
"For over thirty years, EMILY’s List and its millions of members have stood firm against lawmakers who would seek to turn back the clock on women’s progress. On January 21, we will be proud to stand in solidarity with the tens of thousands of marchers descending on Washington, D.C. and rallying across the country. Strong progressive women not only will hold the Trump administration accountable, but also lead the way toward ensuring all our elected leaders protect the rights of women, their families, and their future. Together, we will fight to stop any rollback of rights of Americans in our communities and at the ballot box.”
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. 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 over 9,000 women to run and helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 700 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.