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Stephanie Schriock
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EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock is a recognized leader, bringing more than 12 years of fundraising, management and strategic planning experience to EMILY's List. She’s been described as "inspirational," a "star in American politics," and "a spectacular campaign manager." All of this, and she can make Senator Al Franken laugh while she's doing it.

Stephanie has been at the forefront of some of the most challenging and innovative political campaigns of the past decade. She served as the national finance director for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, leading the team that revolutionized political fundraising, exceeding previous records by raising more than $52 million in a Democratic primary. Stephanie then helped now-U.S. Senator Jon Tester unseat an 18-year Republican incumbent U.S. senator in a state with an eight-point Republican advantage.

When Democratic leaders were looking for the right person to manage Al Franken's Senate campaign in Minnesota, they turned to Stephanie. Franken's $18 million campaign was one of the most- watched races of 2008. After an extremely close vote on Election Day failed to produce a clear victor, Stephanie managed a $12 million recount operation that involved four law firms, 180 staff, and nearly 2000 volunteers.

A graduate of Mankato State University in Minnesota, Stephanie has never forgotten the values she learned growing up in the strong labor town of Butte, Montana. Montana has a proud history of electing women: the first woman to win a seat in Congress, Jeannette Rankin, was elected from Montana in 1916.

Entries by Stephanie Schriock

Who Has the Right to Vote in 2016?

(101) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 3:58 PM

There's no denying what Hillary Clinton said this week in Texas: Our right to vote is under attack.

And that right that we've fought for from the battles of the Revolutionary War through the battles of the 15th and 19th and 26th Amendments is under attack because Republicans...

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Maura Healey Is a New Voice for Massachusetts

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 4:04 PM

If we want a country with laws and policies that work for everyone, we need a government that hears everyone's voice. We need leaders that take everyone's perspective into account. We need our country's decision makers to be strong leaders who look like our country and craft the best policies...

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Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

(3) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women -- for women as candidates and as participants...

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State of Opportunity

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 10:42 PM

As the president of EMILY's List I spend a lot of time talking about opportunities for women to run for political office and become leaders in their communities. But there is another kind of opportunity that every American woman -- and man -- deserves. Economic opportunity. Because the only way...

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Women Working for Working Women

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 1:55 PM

Women are 47 percent of the workforce. A full 59 percent of families have two breadwinners. Four in 10 American households with children under age 18 are headed by a mother who is the primary -- or only -- breadwinner for the family.

With those kind of stats what I'm...

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Small (Minded) Government Hurts Women

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 6:20 PM

The GOP's War on Women is, and has always been, an economic issue.

The past few weeks have been no exception. Republicans passed a ruthless $40 billion in spending cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which helps put food on the table for the 47 million...

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Charlotte Golar Richie: A Strong Voice for a Stronger Boston

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 11:12 AM

With less than a week until Bostonians head to the polls for the Democratic mayoral primary, the field is packed with candidates fighting to be heard, and to prove that they're qualified to lead one of our nation's largest cities.

But one clear strong voice is standing out, and...

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Amplifying Their Voices

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 11:37 AM

In the 2012 Election, American women sent a message. They showed up to the polls in record turnout and rejected politicians who supported policies that would have rolled back the clocks on their rights.

And now it's time for their voices to be heard throughout the halls...

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Not a Line Item, A Lifeline

(15) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 11:25 AM

Historically, commonsense bills and cornerstone pieces of legislation have worked their way through congress without much trouble. Under the current Republican House leadership that's no longer the case. First it was the Violence Against Women Act, now it's the Farm Bill.

If there was any question on whether or not...

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The GOP Says What It Means

(112) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 7:07 PM

Republicans just can't help themselves. Every now and then, they end up accidentally saying what they really think about women.

Whether it's former Representative Todd "legitimate rape" Akin or Governor Chris Christie dismissing equal pay legislation as "senseless," there's an endless list of blood-boiling comments to choose from.

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Women's Leadership: Solving the Chicken and Egg Debate

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 6:36 PM

Sheryl Sandberg is right -- we don't have enough women leaders.

And she's right that it's a classic chicken and egg problem. Are women held back by external roadblocks like unequal pay and workplace sexism? Or are they opting out because of internal roadblocks like the assumption they're not...

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The Ryan Budget: This Is Why There Is a Gender Gap

(16) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 12:54 PM

A budget isn't just a bunch of numbers; it's a set of values that shows us a political party's vision for our country. It reveals whose side our leaders are on. And once again, Paul Ryan has made it crystal clear that he's not on the side of women and...

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The Clock Starts Now: Women Demand House GOP Action on VAWA

(7) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 3:00 PM

The Republican Party lost big last November. From Mitt Romney and Todd Akin, to Joe Walsh and Allen West, GOP standard bearers were sent packing by women voters who rejected their out-of-touch, Mad Men-style platform. And ever since, Republicans have frantically tried to cover up their anti-woman policies with deceptive...

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Building on 40 Years of Progress

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 9:01 PM

In 1973, two really interesting things happened. On January 22, the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade ruled that a woman's right to an abortion was protected under Constitutional privacy laws. And on March 18, I was born.

I was born in a time when I truly wasn't going...

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The Republican Obsession With Re-Defining Rape

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 12:25 PM

It's an epidemic! Across the country, Republican candidates are afflicted with a chronic condition -- they keep accidentally revealing their party's true thoughts on women's rights, on women's access to health care, and really, on women themselves. And the truth isn't pretty. Last week during a debate, Republican Senate candidate...

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GOP Plans for Women? Empty Binders

(2) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 3:27 PM

During Tuesday night's second Presidential debate, President Obama showcased his impressive track record of expanding opportunities for women and families. From the Affordable Care Act to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the President made it clear that he has championed policies in support of the improving the economic situation...

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Moms, Grandmothers, and Math

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 6:27 PM

In his speech to the Republican convention, Congressman Paul Ryan spoke movingly about the women in his family. With government assistance, his mother, widowed at an early age, was able to pursue her education and career, while raising a family alone. And with help from Medicare, his grandmother was able...

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Presenting the Clear Choice for Women

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 5:16 PM

I've been on enough campaigns to know well how quickly the narrative changes. Yesterday's morning -- after quarterbacking of the first presidential debates gives way to today's encouraging job numbers and likely another story entirely by Monday. But if there is one thing to be said coming off of Wednesday's...

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Todd Akin Is Not Backing Down, and We Won't Either

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 7:44 PM

Todd Akin's last chance to drop out of the Missouri Senate race has come and gone. But he's still standing -- with prominent members of the Republican Party by his side.

As Akin carries on to the general election, he wants us to believe two things. First, that his...

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The Hits, They Keep on Coming

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 5:38 PM

Forcible rape. I don't think many people would have guessed that it would be one of the defining phrases of the 2012 elections. But, there's not much about today's Republican Party that any one of us could have seen coming.

Todd Akin, House Republicans, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez....

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