November 18, 2016
EMILY’s List Announces Support for Nancy Pelosi’s Reelection as House Democratic Leader
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced their support of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s reelection as House Democratic Leader in the 115th Congress. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Now more than ever we need the leadership of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in the U.S. House of Representatives. With a Republican administration and Congress preparing to push a radical, anti-woman agenda, we need Nancy’s tenacity and drive to ensure that this Trump administration doesn’t strip away all that we have fought for over generations. There is no one who works harder for Democrats and Democratic values. Not only is she ready for the fight ahead, she stands as a leader for all to look up to in this moment where we need champions and need to come together, move forward, and fight on.”
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.