September 15, 2011
For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Endorses Elizabeth Warren for the United States Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, today announced its endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.
"The entire EMILY's List community is geared up to help elect Elizabeth Warren the next Senator from Massachusetts," said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. "Elizabeth is a champion for progressive values and a fighter for the middle class. She worked tirelessly to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- and, against stiff opposition, made sure it worked for America's working families. It's this determination to stand up for Massachusetts middle class that she'll bring to the U.S. Senate."
"Scott Brown has pursued a corporate-backed, anti-woman Republican agenda ever since he rode the Tea Party wave into office. Elizabeth Warren is the leader who will truly fight for middle class families in Massachusetts. When Elizabeth announced her exploratory committee, our members overwhelmingly let us know how energized they would be to support her campaign. EMILY's List is thrilled to endorse Elizabeth Warren for the United States Senate and stand with her throughout this campaign."
If elected, Elizabeth Warren would be the first female Senator from Massachusetts. A lawyer and professor, Warren has established a reputation as one of the top consumer advocates in the nation. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren became the chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel, created to oversee the Troubled Assets Relief Program. She also served as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury to oversee the development of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The idea for the CFPB was first suggested by Warren in 2007. She has authored nine books, two with her daughter Amelia. Warren was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009 and 2010 and in 2009 was named one of the Boston Globe's Bostonian of the Year. Warren has two children, and three grandchildren.
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 900,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 86 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 25 year history.