WASHINGTON, D.C. -- EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
"EMILY’s List is really grateful for the support of Mayor Bloomberg and Independence USA in helping to elect Gloria Negrete McLeod to congress. This race was down to the wire, and Mayor Bloomberg’s investment in the race and in EMILY’s List WOMEN VOTE! allowed us to communicate directly with women voters about what was at stake and the opportunity to send a prochoice, pro-public safety, pro-environment woman to congress to fight for women and families. It was a bold investment and a wise one, and women and families will benefit from it."
EMILY’s List is the nation’s largest resource for women in politics. During the 2011- 2012 election cycle, EMILY’s List endorsed an impressive number of candidates, worked to elect three pro-choice Democratic women to the House in special elections, and helped 11 House candidates, one Senate candidate, and one gubernatorial candidate make it through competitive primaries. With a community that has more than quadrupled since 2010 – now more than 2,000,000 members strong – 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 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 16 to the Senate, nine governors, and over five hundred of women to state and local office. In the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history, and raised an impressive $51.2 million dollars.