|For Immediate Release
January 20, 2007
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"I am one of the millions of women who have waited all their lives to see the first woman sworn in as president of the United States — and now we have our best opportunity to see that dream fulfilled.
On the national stage and in the neighborhoods of New York, Sen. Hillary Clinton has put her expertise and power behind solutions that make the lives of the American people safer and more prosperous. No one is more qualified to bring to the White House the kind of principled and effective leadership our nation so desperately needs.
It is with tremendous excitement and pride that EMILY’s List endorses Sen. Hillary Clinton for president.
As Sen. Clinton begins her historic journey, EMILY’s List will be with
her every step of the way — raising early money from our grassroots donor
network of tens of thousands of EMILY’s List members, using our vast political
resources to help her build a strong national campaign, and mobilizing
millions of women voters through our groundbreaking WOMEN VOTE! program
to support her and every Democrat on the ticket in 2008."
EMILY’s List: Where History is Made
"Time after time, EMILY’s List has taken on difficult challenges and helped pro-choice Democratic women break through barriers in politics. EMILY’s List is where history is made.
We’ve been clearing the path for the first woman president since our founding in 1985, when we helped Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) become the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right. Since then, EMILY’s List has helped elect 12 more Democratic women to the Senate.
In 1988, when EMILY’s List began supporting congressional candidates, there were only 12 Democratic women in the House. Now Nancy Pelosi is the first woman Speaker in U.S. history — a feat made possible, in part, because of the support she has among the 50 Democratic women who serve in the House today.
We’ve helped elect hundreds of women to state and local office, including eight governors — putting women in executive leadership positions where none had served before.
And we are prepared to make history again by helping elect Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first woman president of the United States!"