WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Elect Democratic Women (EDW), the member-led committee dedicated to electing more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress, announced that it raised $1.23M in the second quarter of the 2024 election cycle. This is EDW’s second consecutive quarter of record-breaking earnings, showing that there is substantial support throughout the country for electing more Democratic women to Congress and taking back the House in 2024, and that EDW has earned the trust of thousands of motivated donors across the country.
“Anti-choice Republicans have been on a fever-pitched war to ban abortion and restrict women’s reproductive freedoms across the country, yet time and again voters have shown that they oppose these efforts.These record-breaking fundraising numbers show just how motivated voters are to put the House back in the hands of Democrats who will uphold and fight for not only a woman’s right to choose, but policies across that board that uplift women and their families,” said Elect Democratic Women Chair, Rep. Lois Frankel.
Since it was founded in 2018, EDW has raised over $21M and helped provide over 250 campaigns the support and infrastructure needed to run winning races. In the 2022 cycle alone, EDW endorsed 102 women, protected 18 Frontline House members, and welcomed 17 Freshmen women to the House.
This cycle, EDW plans to continue breaking their own records to further increase the number of pro-choice Democratic women in Congress by targeting their resources toward races where it is most needed. EDW will work to protect pro-choice Democratic women in both the House and the Senate, hold open Democratic seats, and flip seats held by vulnerable Republicans.
Thus far, EDW has endorsed six Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives, and two candidates for United States Senate. These candidates include Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-SEN), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-SEN), Kirsten Engel (AZ-06), Laura Friedman (CA-30), Liz Whitmer Gereghty (NY-17), Sabina Matos (RI-01 Special Election), Michelle Vallejo (TX-15), and Joanna Weiss (CA-47). As the cycle progresses, EDW will continue to back strong women candidates and is excited to work with them toward success in November.
Elect Democratic Women was formed in 2018 by Democratic members of Congress with the purpose of electing more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress and higher office. We believe that democracy is best served by a diverse Congress that reflects the people they represent.
The Executive Board is made up of six sitting members of Congress: Chair Lois Frankel, Rep. Joyce Beatty, Rep. Julia Brownley, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Annie Kuster, and Rep. Norma Torres.