April 12th, 2015
EMILY’s List Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Clinton is on track to become the first woman to win the Democratic nomination, and if elected, the first woman president of the United States.
“Hillary Clinton is a lifelong champion for women and families and the most qualified candidate to be president,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “With roots in the middle class, Hillary’s top priority is changing the economic reality for American families. Her focus is on strengthening the middle class, creating jobs, and making sure hardworking families get a fair shot. No one will work harder than Hillary. She knows how to lead so Washington fights for all Americans. As president, Hillary will create more opportunities than ever for women and girls and for all hardworking Americans across the country, just as she has done throughout her exceptional career. The EMILY’s List community – now more than three million members strong – is proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for president.”
Hillary Clinton has devoted her entire career to fighting for women and families. Instead of going to a big law firm after graduating from Yale Law School, she took her first job going door to door for the Children’s Defense Fund. She helped lead the fight for the Children’s Health Insurance Program as first lady of the United States, and she put emphasis on women’s rights as a “cornerstone of American foreign policy” as Secretary of State. She’s fought to end gender discrimination in pay and for commonsense solutions for the middle class like policies to guarantee paid family and sick leave and raising the minimum wage. She was an original cosponsor of Fair Pay Act in the Senate.
Hillary’s top priority is changing the economic reality for American families. She knows what it will take to make Washington work again—and knows the challenges Americans are facing. Born in a Chicago suburb, Hillary’s roots and heart are in the middle class. Her top priorities will be creating jobs and making sure the economy works for everyday Americans and their families, not just those at the top.
A visionary leader who’s always worked to create opportunity for others, Hillary has said she believes “our challenge is to be clear-eyed about the world as it is while never losing sight of the world as we want it to become.” When she is elected president, it will mean more opportunities for women, more opportunities for girls, and more opportunities for hardworking Americans across the country.
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 women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third 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.