There is a mandate for women’s leadership in this country – women are the progressive standard bearers of the Democratic party and every year we add to their ranks. But we have yet to break through the final glass ceiling and put a woman at the top of the Democratic ticket and into the Presidency.
So in 2013, EMILY’s List launched "Madam President" - our campaign to put a woman in the White House.
Electing a woman president in 2016 isn’t just important for the present. It’s important for the future. It’s important because right now, women are considerably less likely to even consider running for office. A woman in the Oval Office would prove there is literally no position too high, or too important, or too powerful for young girls and women to compete for.
America is ready to elect a woman president. The energy is here. We have many strong, qualified women who are ready to break this last glass ceiling, and EMILY’s List wants to see one of them on the Democratic ticket in 2016. As EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock said, we need to “create a nation where women’s leadership isn’t the exception, it’s the rule."
Join EMILY’s List and let’s create that nation now.
And make sure to watch and share our Madam President launch video!
POLL: Country is ready for a woman president
Research shows voters in battleground states are ready for a woman president. 86% believe the country is ready. Read more.