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Hillary Clinton and EMILY’s List announce 15,000 women interested in running for office

Daily Kos: Hillary Clinton and EMILY's List announce 15,000 women interested in running for office

by Laura Clawson

In the wake of the 2016 elections, EMILY’s List renewed its efforts to recruit women to run for office, and apparently a lot of women are interested:

@HillaryClinton: For more than 30 years, @emilyslist has paved the way for women to run & succeed in elected office, including me.

@HillaryClinton: Today, @emilyslist announced that 15,000+ women have reached out since Election Day about running for office! 7,000+ want to help them run.

@HillaryClinton: Their determination & passion is truly inspiring. And I can't wait to see what this new generation of women leaders accomplishes. Onward!

Safe to say many of those 15,000 won’t follow through, and it would probably be more helpful if those proportions were flipped and twice as many women wanted to help other women run, but for those who are serious about running, EMILY’s List will have resources:

EMILY's List's largest-ever national recruitment program, Run to Win, is focused on training, recruiting, and identifying opportunities for pro-choice Democratic women to run and win in state and local offices across the country. The campaign will train, politically advise and assess candidates from school board to Senate. 

Republicans have been building their pipeline from local office to Congress and governors’ mansions for decades now. It’s past time for Democrats to make a serious effort to do the same.