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EMILY’s List Puts Four New Women Leaders “On the List”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, put Aimee Belgard (NJ-03), Laura Fjeld (NC-06), Shaughnessy Naughton (PA-08), and Margie Wakefield (KS-02) “On the List.”

The EMILY’s List community now stands three million members strong. “On the List” is a way to make sure EMILY’s List members can engage with and support promising candidates all across the country even earlier in the election cycle. By putting these women “On the List,” EMILY’s List is ensuring that they have access to this powerful network of supporters.

“The momentum of the growing EMILY’s List community – now three million members strong – is proof that voters are excited about electing more women leaders, and Aimee, Laura, Shaughnessy, and Margie are women they need to know,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Aimee, Laura, Shaughnessy, and Margie have impressive records of tackling the serious challenges facing women and working families, and they have what it takes to stand up to the radical anti-woman agenda in Washington. We’re excited to support them during the early days of their campaigns.”

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $350 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political action committees in the country. Throughout its 28 year history, the organization has recruited and trained over 8,000 women to run, worked to elect 101 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List helped elect 97% of the Democratic women of color in Congress, including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving. And during the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in its history and raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of this growing community — now three million members strong — EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates in 2012 including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, three new Senators, and 186 state and local officials.