EMILY’s List Celebrates 35 Years With Virtual Conference

EMILY’s List Founder Ellen Malcolm


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 also will 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.

Monday, July 27, conference guests will hear from EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Gov. 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.

Tuesday, July 28, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be honored with the We Are EMILY Award. Mayor London Breed and EMILY List’s Founder Ellen Malcolm will deliver remarks. Additional information on the conference is forthcoming. 

We Are EMILY Conference 

  • WHEN: Day 1 – Monday, July 27
  • Where: Login information provided upon RSVP 
  • Press Access: 3:30-7 p.m.
  • RSVP To: apacilio@emilyslist.org

We Are EMILY Conference and Gala 

About EMILY’s List:

EMILY’s List resource for women in politics, has raised more than $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates.

With a grassroots community of more than five million members, EMILY’s List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls.

Since its founding in 1985, the organization has helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color.

During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. EMILY’s List helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone.

Since the 2016 election, more than 55,000 women have reached out to EMILY’s List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.


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