Emily’s List Presidents Seeks To Empower Progressive Ideas at Annual Lecture
by ABIGAIL SKAALERUD, CSU Public Relations Intern
With more and more women are making their mark on political issues and the political world, Minnesota State Mankato alumna Stephanie Schriock seeks to empower pro-choice, Democratic women to run for office.
Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, brings her message to the Centennial Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. for this year’s 14th Annual Carol Ortman Perkins Lecture.
‘EMILY’s List isn’t just about funding elections to get women elected. Our focus is on putting the right pro-choice Democratic women into office who will balance the face of the government, and make decisions that really improve societies across the country.’Stephanie Schriock, President
Liz Steinborn-Gourley, director of the Women’s Center said Schriock was selected for this year’s lecture to heighten awareness to the potential for women in politicis.
“I think that the political landscape is shifting in the United States to have more women representing their communities in office, and Stephanie can speak to that on a national level,” Steinborn-Gourley said.
Tickets are free, but space is filling up, so be sure to get tickets ahead of time!
According to its website, EMILY’s List seeks to put women into office to impact change in areas of education, health care and economic equality
EMILY’s List assists in recruiting strong progressive female political candidates across the country. The program assists campaign funding efforts, research and getting women out to vote.
With some 5 million followers, EMILY’s List assists and recognizes more than 1,200 women who have won elections at various levels of politics.
“EMILY’s List isn’t just about funding elections to get women elected,” Schriock states on the website. “Our focus is on putting the right pro-choice Democratic women into office who will balance the face of the government, and make decisions that really improve societies across the country.”
Since 2003, the Carol Ortman Perkins Lectureship, invites distinguished feminist to the Minnesota State Mankato campus. The lectureship seeks to promote feminist scholarship and activism and to encourage the exchange of ideas.