I don’t often repeat Feel Good Friday blogs, but when I do, it’s to remind you about EMILY’s List.
June 9, 2017 and the recent overturn of Roe v. Wade inspired me to raise them up again and highlight the impact they have on U.S. elections.
Founded in 1985 by Ellen Malcolm, the work of EMILY's List is summed up by their mission statement: “We elect pro-choice Democratic women to office." Their vision is to balance the voice of power by having the government more accurately represent the people it serves and to "elect leaders who ignite change".
As explained in the history section of the website, "the name "EMILY's List" was an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it makes the dough rise)." That dough has been rising for over 30 years and now EMILY's List is the largest national resource for women in politics and one of the largest financial resources for minority women seeking federal office.
EMILY's Lists supports women's campaigns with finances, they also provide research and strategic assistance to secure election victories.
Since their founding, EMILY’s List has helped elect 159 Democratic pro-choice women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 to governors' seats, more than 1,300 women to state and local office and, of course, one to Vice President.
If you want to see more pro-choice Democratic women in positions of power around the country, run for office! If you're reading this blog, you've got my vote.
While you’re considering that and designing your logo, there are other ways you can support EMILY’s List. Attend an event, make a donation to recommended candidates, like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @emilyslist and Instagram @emilys_list.