Monday, 9 March 2015

EMILY's List 30th Anniversary

 EMILY's List  30th Anniversary 
 (EMILY - "Early Money Is Like Yeast"- 1985)
 EMILY's List is an American political action committee (PAC) that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office.
EMILY's List is founded n 1985, 25 women founding members (Included Barbara Boxer, Ann Richards, Anne Wexler, and Donna Shalala),  rolodexes in hand, gathered in Ellen Malcolm's basement to send letters to their friends about a network they were forming to raise money for pro-choice Democratic women candidates. In 1986, early financial support from EMILY's List helped elect Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the first female Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate  in her own right. Known as the dean of the Senate women, Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of the United States Congress.
The group's mission is to cultivate a donor network to raise money for pro-choice female Democratic candidates.
To become an official EMILY's List member, an individual must pay $100 to join EMILY's List, and agree to donate a minimum of $100 each to two U.S. Senate, U.S. House, or gubernatorial candidates.
 Now EMILY is more than a slogan — she’s a candidate, a voter, an operative, a member.
Today’s EMILY’s List goes beyond fundraising with a strategic approach to recruiting candidates, winning elections and mobilizing voters.
2012 W.H.Y — Women's Historic Year was truly an historic year, EMILY’s List raised a record breaking $51.2 million dollars, which helped elect 9 women to the Senate, 18 to the House, and the only Democratic woman governor in the country. And EMILY’s List membership has quadrupled since 2010, to over 2,000,000 members.
So happy 30thAnniversary!
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