WASHINGTON, DC –– Today, Elect Democratic Women (EDW), the only Congressional Member-led committee dedicated to electing more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress, announced that it raised $1.4M in the third quarter of the 2024 election cycle. This is EDW’s third consecutive quarter of record-breaking earnings and brings EDW’s total cycle raise to $3.7M, putting them on track to exceed last cycle’s $9.6M raised.
“We are facing a critical decision this election cycle. The Republican Party is in disarray and anti-choice Republicans are on a mission to restrict women’s reproductive freedoms across the country,” said Elect Democratic Women Chair, Rep. Lois Frankel. “It will be women who lead the way to a Democratic House majority–- protecting and expanding a woman’s right to reproductive freedom, and driving down costs for families by championing paid family leave, affordable child and elder care, and lowering the cost of prescription drugs. These record-breaking fundraising numbers show how motivated voters are to elect more Democratic women to Congress.”
EDW has endorsed all incumbent Democratic women members of Congress in competitive races. EDW has also endorsed nine candidates for the House of Representatives, and three candidates for the United States Senate. These candidates include Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-SEN), former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-SEN), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-SEN), Kirsten Engel (AZ-06), Laura Friedman (CA-30), Allyson Muñiz Damikolas (CA-40), Joanna Weiss (CA-47), Christina Bohannan (IA-01), Monica Tranel (MT-01), Laura Gillen (NY-04), Liz Whitmer Gereghty (NY-17), and Michelle Vallejo (TX-15).
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.