EMILY's List Puts Amanda Curtis "On The List"
Would Be First Woman Senator In Montana History
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, announced that Amanda Curtis, candidate for Senate to represent Montana, has been put "On The List."
"Nearly a century after Montanan Jeannette Rankin was the first woman ever elected to Congress, the state continues a proud tradition of electing strong women leaders – four hold statewide office today,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. “Amanda Curtis has a strong background in education and an unwavering commitment to helping women and working families get a fair shot. This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana, and now Montana voters have the opportunity to make history by electing her to serve as their first woman senator. The EMILY's List community of over three million members is proud to stand with Amanda and Montana women and families to help Democrats hold the Senate and make history."
Amanda Curtis grew up in Billings, Montana in a working family that struggled with poverty and personal tragedy. She went on to earn a degree in biology and teaching certifications in math and science from Montana Tech in Butte. Amanda has held teaching positions in Butte and Helena and is a proud member of MEA-MFT – Montana’s largest union. Since her successful run for the state legislature in 2012, Amanda has sponsored the Hire Montana First Act to create jobs and worked to increase benefits for volunteer fire fighters. Having spent her early career teaching high school, she has created a six-point education plan to help reduce student loan debt and invest in career and help young people get a fair shot. Amanda lives in a miner’s cottage in Butte with her husband of thirteen years, Kevin, their cat, Geoff, and their dogs, Billie and Rick.
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, 10 governors, and over five hundred 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 woman currently serving. During the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of our growing community — now more than 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.