March 14, 2014

Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Debbie Dingell for Michigan’s 12th Congressional District.

“Debbie Dingell is a strong Democratic leader with over 30 years of experience as a business executive, and she is deeply committed to helping Michigan women and families have a fair shot,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “The EMILY’s List community – now more than three million members strong – is proud to endorse this champion for Michigan to represent the 12th Congressional District.”

Debbie Dingell is the president of D2 strategies and the chairwoman of the Manufacturing Initiative of the American Automotive Policy Council. For over 30 years, she was a senior executive at General Motors, heading the GM Foundation, among other notable tasks. A long-time advocate on women’s issues, she founded the National Women’s Health Resource Center in the late 1970s and chaired the Karmanos Breast Cancer Committee. She frequently appears on national media and co-hosted “AM I Right” on the Detroit Public Television station. She is also a notable Democratic strategist and has chaired several campaigns for Democratic candidates in addition to having senior roles on the presidential campaigns of Al Gore and John Kerry. She holds a B.S.F.S. and Master of Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $385 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political action committees in the country. Throughout its 29 year history, the organization has recruited and trained over 9,000 women to run, worked to elect 102 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List helped elect 97% of the Democratic women of color in Congress, including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving. And during the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in its history and raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of this growing community — now more than three million members strong — EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates in 2012 including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, three new Senators, and 186 state and local officials.