WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, announced its community now stands at three million members nationwide.
The EMILY’s List community has risen from 500,000 members in 2010 to three million today. More than 100,000 people have contributed to EMILY’s List in this year's elections, which is an increase of 28,000 people in 2012 – a landmark year for the organization. One year before the 2014 midterm elections, EMILY’s List membership is at an all-time high. EMILY’s List has increased its membership, and with it its capacity to help elect pro-choice Democratic women at every level of government in 2014 and beyond – from supporting candidates for local offices through its Political Opportunity Program to helping elect the first madam president.
“The EMILY’s List community is now three million members strong. We’re seeing this growth not only because women and men across the country are ready to fight back against the Republican’s regressive agenda, but also because they know that electing more Democratic women is the key to moving our country forward,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “When you look at who’s getting things done in Congress, it’s the women, and the growth we’re seeing shows that the American people know that and are ready to send them more reinforcements.”
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.