Subject: Re: Emily's List: Off-year? A Salute to Hillary & other Notable Women; Progress + status of major concerns
m: Amy K. Dacey <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, February 1,[masked]:43 PM
Anti-woman? Anti-family? We noticed
Off-year? What off-year?
That's right, you just flipped your calendar to February, but believe me -- the 2014 election cycle is already well underway. And we're not missing a beat here at EMILY's List.
With historic swearings-in and inaugural festivities behind us, we're sharply focused on what's next: tough reelection fights for Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kay Hagan. Expanding our gains in the House and getting Nancy Pelosi her gavel back. Critical governors' races across the country.
And of course, I think we're all eyeing a certain ivory residence on Pennsylvania Avenue, which will be ready for a new occupant in 2016.It's a pretty ambitious list.
And we're going to need the help of every last member of the EMILY's List community to fill it. So take a second and contribute to EMILY's List now.
In the meantime, read on to find out what's happening here at EMILY's List and around the country -- with some News from the Field!
All the best,
Amy K. Dacey
Just about every conservative pundit within spitting distance of a TV camera has warned the GOP to dial back its anti-woman agenda or risk another electoral thumping in 2014 and 2016. Still, most House Republicans seem to have missed the memo. So, hey -- Republicans who vote against equal pay, women's health, domestic violence prevention: you're On Notice
. Check out the first round of extremists making our On Notice list for defeat.Jeanne and Kay, all the way
It's kickoff time in both New Hampshire and North Carolina, where Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kay Hagan are expected to be two of the GOP's top 2014 targets. The EMILY's List community jumped into these races with both feet this week -- we're not wasting any time making sure these Senate superstars head into their first reelection campaigns ready to win and hold our Democratic majority. Read more about Jeanne, Kay, and our plan to help them win.
Democratic women run with GOP's dropped ball on VAWA
House Republicans put partisan politics ahead of millions of women and children when they let the Violence Against Women Act expire at the end of 2012. Luckily, our pro-choice Democratic women didn't waste a moment introducing new legislation to renew and strengthen the landmark law. Add your voice to the thousands demanding the GOP get on board and pass the VAWA without delay -- sign our petition now.History in uniform
Last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta broke the infamous "brass ceiling," lifting the ban on women in combat and opening new leadership doors to women soldiers. This historic moment is particularly meaningful for the EMILY's List community, given that two of our newly elected congresswomen -- Tammy Duckworth and Tulsi Gabbard -- are decorated combat veterans.
"I know the inclusion of women in combat roles will make America safer and provide inspiration to women throughout our country," Tammy told The Chicago Sun-Times
, while Tulsi called the move "an official recognition of the sacrifices women have been making" for the 1.8 million women veterans around the country. We salute those veterans, Secretary Panetta, and the women so bravely serving today.
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