Stephanie Schriock is president of Emily's List, a political action committee that supports pro-choice Democratic women running for office. The views expressed are her own.
Across the country, women are coming together in historic numbers to protect our values and stand up for what we know is right. We are marching, organizing, and speaking out. This is more than just a passing trend, and this movement isn’t about to get tired or fade away. In fact, we’re not going anywhere. The women who marched are about to start running for office, all across the country.
Since Election Day, Emily's List has heard from more than 4,000 Democratic women across the country who are ready to run for office, including 500 women who attended a candidate training we hosted in Washington, D.C., the day after the women’s march — and we believe there are future senators, presidential candidates, and movement leaders among them. That's why, after spending more than 30 years working to elect more women to office, we're launching “Run to Win,”
a national recruitment campaign aimed at helping Democratic women across the country run and win.