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UPDATED: EMILY’s List Celebrates 35 Years with We Are EMILY Virtual Conference

For Immediate Release
July 24, 2020

**FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY**
 
July 27th and 28th 
 
UPDATED: EMILY’s List Celebrates 35 Years with We Are EMILY Virtual Conference 
 
We Are EMILY Virtual Conference honors Senators Gillibrand, Harris, Klobuchar and Warren, and the 2020 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star honoree, Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes
 
RSVP required.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This month, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, commemorates its 35th anniversary with the annual We Are EMILY Virtual Conference online to celebrate women leaders across the country. The conference will feature panel discussions, highlight the four women senators who ran for president, and present Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes with the 2020 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. The convention will also feature a message from Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden and appearances by Tracee Ellis Ross, Yvette Nicole Brown, Melissa Etheridge, Leela James, Posso, and Amanda Shires.
 
On Monday, July 27th, conference guests will hear from EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes. 
 
The conference program will include panels on the upcoming November elections and voting rights, senatorial races, perspective from women in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a special conversation featuring all of the 2020 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award nominees.
 
On Tuesday, July 28th, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senator Elizabeth Warren will be honored with the We Are EMILY Award. Mayor London Breed and EMILY's List Founder Ellen Malcolm will deliver remarks. Additional information on the conference is forthcoming. 

We Are EMILY Conference 

WHEN: Day 1 - Monday, July 27, 2020 
Where: Login information provided upon RSVP 
Press Access: 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.          
RSVP TO: Please RSVP to apacilio@emilyslist.org 

We Are EMILY Conference and Gala 

WHEN: Day 2 - Tuesday, July 28, 2020 
Where: Login information provided upon RSVP 
Press Access:  1pm ET to 2pm ET and 3:30pm ET to 6:40pm ET         
RSVP TO: Please RSVP to apacilio@emilyslist.org 
 
Media planning to cover the event should RSVP to Anna Pacilio: apacilio@emilyslist.org
 
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