|Former Tampa City Councilwoman Linda Saul-Sena and Stephanie Schriock|
EMILY's List began in 1985, a basement full of women in Washington D.C., pooling their resources and address books to raise money for pro-choice Democratic candidates.
According to their website they've raised over $82,705,257 for candidates since they started. Schriock was in town raising money for their training & recruitment programs, open to women in local, state and national politics or aspiring to be.
Despite growing into one of the biggest political action committees, women make up only 17% of Congress. (While women make up 50.7% of this country, according to a 2009 Census estimate.) How can politicians represent the public if they don't resemble the public?
I had such a great conversation with Stephanie about the work she does at EMILY's List that I produced an extended interview as well as a short radio version that aired Monday on 88.5 WMNF.