After 25 years at the helm of EMILY's List, I've decided the time is right for a change, for me and for EMILY's List -- and so, effective February 1, I will step down as president and become chair of our board of directors. I take this major step with utter confidence in the staff, members, and institution of EMILY's List -- and in the extraordinary young woman,
Exciting endorsement in IL-10!
The Chicago Teamsters announced their support of EMILY's List candidate Julie Hamos today, showing important momentum for Hamos' campaign just weeks before the Feb. 2 primary.
Here's a note from their endorsement:
If there ever was a case study for why we need more pro-choice Democratic women in Congress, it is the fiasco around abortion coverage in health care reform. Our elected women are the ones who fought long and hard to defeat the Stupak-Nelson forces in Congress. Sen. Ben Nelson made attempt after attempt to add versions of the Stupak provisions to the Senate bill, which would take away health care coverage of abortion for millions of women. A compromise ultimately was forged to preserve health care reform, but it is deeply flawed and the choice groups are working hard to improve it.
We're glad to see that our women in Congress know when to stand up and say that enough is enough.
This week, Cong. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) called out Joe Lieberman on his attempts to stall health care reform, saying:
"No individual should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I'll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled. ... We don't have the luxury to hold up a bill that could make a difference in people's lives. This is what we were sent here to do."
Congressional candidate Julie Hamos (IL-10) landed a huge endorsement from AFSCME yesterday. With over 100,000 members, AFSCME is one of the state's major labor unions.
Read some of the great things they had to say about Julie in their statement today:
Our Political Opportunity Program had a huge victory in Houston this weekend, when EMILY's List POP candidate Annise Parker won her race for mayor.
We told you about Annise's runoff election earlier, and we're thrilled she came out on top!
With the support of EMILY's List members like you, Martha is on her way to becoming the 16th pro-choice Democratic woman elected to the Senate, and the first woman elected to the Senate from Massachusetts.
Martha recorded a personal video thank you message for EMILY's List members below: