Our mission is simple: We elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.
Since 1985, we have helped elect over 100 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 to governors' seats, and hundreds of women to state and local office. All in all, our three-million-member community has helped send over 800 women to office. EMILY's List is also one of the largest financial resources for minority women seeking federal office.
EMILY’s List has played a role in a number of historic races:
- In 1986, Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD) — one of EMILY’s List’s first two candidates — became the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right.
- In 1992, the “Year of the Woman,” EMILY's List helped elect four new women senators and 20 new congresswomen.
- Senator Carol Moseley Braun was sworn in in 1993, when she became the first – and so far the only — African American woman senator.
- We were proud to elect Tammy Baldwin, the nation’s first openly gay member of Congress, in 1998.
- We launched our state and local program in 2000 to help elect pro-choice Democratic women at all levels of government.
- And in 2012 we saw another historic election cycle, helping elect nine women to the Senate, 19 to the House, and the only Democratic woman governor in the country.
You can learn more about our candidates and work at EMILYsList.org.