Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lori Makes "EMILY's List"!

Lori Makes "EMILY's List"!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced it is placing Lori Saldaña, a candidate for California’s 52nd congressional district, “On the List.”

The EMILY’s List community now stands at more than one million members strong. These supporters are getting their information earlier, quicker, and on the web and they’re ready to take action now. “On the List” is a new way for EMILY’s List members to engage with and support promising candidates early in an election cycle. By putting Saldaña “On the List,” EMILY’s List is ensuring that she has access to this powerful network of supporters.

“Lori is a strong and enthusiastic leader who we are thrilled to put ‘On the List’,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “As an environmental leader and a state Assemblywoman, Lori has proven herself to be a tireless advocate for working families, the environment, and California’s veterans. We need Lori’s strong voice in Washington standing up for women and families against the radical Republican agenda. The EMILY’s List community is proud to stand with Lori every step of the way.”

A San Diego native, Saldaña has always recognized the importance of giving back to her community. She graduated from San Diego State University and has had a long career in education, with a focus on workforce development programs for at-risk youth. In the California State Assembly, Saldaña fought to protect the environment, improve access to healthcare, and adequately fund public schools. Drawing on her experience as the daughter of a career Marine, Saldaña has also fought hard for California’s military families and veterans.

In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,000,000 members across the country, EMILY’s List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has worked to elect 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.

For more information please visit the  EMILY’s List website.

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