EMILY's List (U.S.)

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According to the organization's web site, EMILY's List is "An acronym for Early Money Is Like Yeast (it helps the 'dough' rise) ... EMILY's List is the nation's largest grassroots political network, raising campaign contributions for pro-choice Democratic women candidates running for the House, the Senate and for governor; helping women candidates build strong, winning campaigns; and helping mobilize women voters." [1]

"Until EMILY's List was founded in 1985, no Democratic woman had ever been elected to the U.S. Senate in her own right, no woman had ever been elected governor of a large state, and the number of Democratic women in the U.S. House had declined to 12 - less than three percent of the chamber's 435 members." [2]

"In the nine elections since EMILY's List began, [the organization has] helped elect 11 Democratic women senators, 55 congresswomen and seven governors. In the process, EMILY's List has become the largest financial resource for minority women seeking federal office. Almost one-third of the women EMILY's List has helped to elect have been women of color." [3]

"In the 2002 elections, almost 73,000 EMILY's List members contributed nearly $9.7 million directly to pro-choice Democratic women running for the Senate, the House and governor, by sending more than 101,000 contributions averaging $91."[4]


Ellen R. Malcolm is President of EMILY's List.


EmILY's List is funded in part by individuals who are members of the Democracy Alliance.

Contact details

EMILY's List
1120 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 326-1400
Fax: (202) 326-1415 Email: information AT emilyslist.org
Web: http://www.emilyslist.org

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