Friday, September 30, 2016
From The Women’s International Study Center Women & Money Series
A reception, conversation and book signing with
Activist, Political Fundraiser, and Founder of Emily’s List
in Conversation with
Teresa Leger de Fernandez
Public interest & Social Justice Lawyer and Founder of Leger Law & Strategy
FOUNDERS AWARD RECEPTION
Acequia Madre House
CONVERSATION AND BOOK SIGNING
Center for Contemporary Arts – The Muñoz Waxman Gallery
Join WISC, Ellen Malcolm and Teresa Leger de Fernandez as we pose the questions:
Does consolidating our voices increase our impact?
What happens when women participate in American politics as candidates and donors?
In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress, Ellen R. Malcolm launched EMILY’s List, a powerhouse political organization that seeks to ignite change by getting women elected to office.
In 1986 there were only 12 Democratic women in the House and none in the Senate. Since then EMILY’s List has helped elect 19 women Senators, 11 governors and 110 Democratic women to the House.