Political Group Ratings: EMILY's list, a pro-choice PAC:
Source: Press Release on Diane Watson (CA-32) victory
EMILY�s List operates as a donor network, recommending pro-choice Democratic women candidates to its members, who contribute directly to the candidates they choose. In the 1999-2000 election cycle, EMILY�s List members contributed $9.3 million to pro-choice Democratic women candidates. In its 16-year history, EMILY�s List has helped to elect four women governors, eleven women to the United States Senate and 53 women to the U.S. House of Representatives. �Women continue to be the power players in Democratic politics,� said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY's List. �In 2002, redistricting could result in as many as 75 open seats, creating multiple opportunities to recruit and elect pro-choice Democratic women.�
Also see Notebook 2010-EML for more recent Emily's List endorsements (2010 and 2012).
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1.
Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
Headline: Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women