It’s a simple fact, but it couldn’t be more important: if the Emily’s List pro-choice Democratic women win, then Democrats can hold the Senate majority. In 2012, six Emily’s List senators are up for reelection — that’s half of the Democratic women in the Senate! With appalling legislation coming out of the GOP-controlled House on just about a daily basis, these women have been the crucial firewall blocking the draconian Republican agenda.
The Senate Protection Project is about getting and keeping Emily’s List advocates in the Senate — Maria Cantwell, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Claire McCaskill, and Debbie Stabenow — and about providing them with the resources they need to hold onto their seats in 2012. Contribute to one or more of these Emily’s List senators today so they can start their campaigns strong.
Since launching their Senate Protection Project, Emily’s List has seized on an exciting pick-up opportunity in our state: U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley. Shelley has rightly earned her reputation as one of the “hardest-working women in politics.” She’s now earned a coveted Senate endorsement from Emily’s List. It’s early yet, but Berkley’s polling is very promising, and there’s no doubt she’ll be an incredible campaigner against Dean Heller for that Senate seat. Learn more about Shelley here and give her your support today.