"We've got two choices... We either run for office, or we support a sister who is running for office."
That was my challenge on stage one year ago, on a cold winter day in D.C., to hundreds of thousands gathered for the Women's March and the millions more watching online and participating around the world.
It's been 12 months, and over 26,000 women across the country in every single state have accepted the call to run.
Last year wasn't just the start of a wave. It was the beginning of a sea change that could elect thousands of women over the next decade.
Donate to keep the spirit of the Women's March going by supporting our brave pro-choice Democratic women running for office this year and for years to come.
I walked off the stage last year feeling hopeful for the first time in months.
And that hope grew the next day when a record 500 women joined us for a training on how to get ready to run for office.
And this community — we just kept going. In the last year, we've trained over 2,500 women on how to run for office. We racked up historic wins in Virginia, Georgia, and Washington State. Already this year, we helped Patty Schachtner rack up a 10-point win in a Wisconsin state Senate district that went for Trump by 17 points.
Hope is everywhere: in every woman who tells us she wants to run, every candidate we endorse, every person who volunteers to knock doors or call voters, and in the millions of people in the EMILY's List community who keep fighting every single day.
There is a brighter future on the horizon for us — if we dare to claim it.
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Thanks for all you do,
President, EMILY's List