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EMILYs List Hosts Young Women Leading the Way Panel and Training Session

April 15, 2021

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April 15, 2021

RSVP for 4/29: EMILYs List Hosts Young Women Leading the Way Panel and Training Session

EMILYs List highlights the power that young women and young people bring to elected office. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, April 29, EMILYs List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, will host a virtual panel discussion dedicated to highlighting young people taking their place as elected officials, embracing their voice, and using it for positive change. Panelists will also discuss lessons learned and best practices when being one of the youngest in the room where decisions are made. 

“It is becoming increasingly important that future generations of women have the training and resources they need to shape our country for the better,” says Johanna Silva Waki, vice president of training and community engagement. 

“Filling the pipeline to higher office with pro-choice Democrats will help guarantee a more representative and equitable government for all. This event is an opportunity for them to learn how to use their innate strength to drive change.” 

Panelists will include State Representative Christina Haswood (KS-HD10), Delegate Danica Roem (VA-HD13), and State Representative Mauree Turner (OK-HD88). 

Following the panel, the training and community engagement team will host a special training focused on how women can use their personal stories to strengthen their leadership and communicate their visions both in-person and virtually. 

WHO:      State Representative Christina Haswood of Kansas, Delegate Danica Roem  of Virginia, and State Representative Mauree Turner of Oklahoma.

WHAT:    Discussion on what young women should know when running for office

WHEN:    Thursday, April 29 from 6:00-7:30 PM EST

WHERE:  To RSVP contact Tonya Williams, [email protected] 



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, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent 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.