January 6th, 2010
04:41 PM ET
12 years ago

Ellen Malcolm steps down as president of EMILY's List

Washington (CNN) - Ellen Malcolm, the founder of liberal advocacy group EMILY's List, is stepping down as the group's president, the group announced Wednesday.

Malcolm will remain as Chairwoman of EMILY's List's Board of Directors, the group also said in a statement announcing the leadership change.

Stephanie Schriock, the Chief of Staff for Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, will take over as the group's president on February 1.

The liberal advocacy group, founded nearly 25 years ago by Malcolm, is dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights. EMILY's List recruits candidates, helps them build and maintain campaign organizations, and mobilizes women voters to the polls.

Since its founding, the group says it has helped elect 80 women to the House of Representatives, along with 15 senators, nine governors, and "hundreds" of women to state and local office across the country.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Obama Victim

    rats off a sinking ship.......they are bailing so fast it is hard to keep up

    January 6, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. lifelong democrat

    Tester will lose his seat in Montana. Jim Webb and Warner will face angry voters in Virginia.

    January 6, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  3. Love You Mr. President

    It's a viable fundraising tool for women who are serious about politics and really need the assistance. Bravo to the organization and I wish all the best to Ellen Malcolm.


    January 6, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  4. TOTUS 4 President

    Tester = Toast

    Thanks again, Obama! mmmm mmmm mmmm!!!

    January 6, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Um....Tester is up for re-election in 2012, as is Webb. Warner isn't until 2014. Are you making predicitons for two and four years out?

    January 6, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  6. LacrosseMom(stuck in moderation)

    Sinking ship????? "Obama Victim"...... Do you even know what "Emily's List" is?

    January 6, 2010 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  7. Of course!

    "Obama unveils $250 million math, science program"

    Whenever Obama isn't doing so well on REAL, hard-core issues . . . he throws the money (OUR money) around.

    Furthermore, our educational system is primarily in trouble because most of our teachers are illiterate themselves - and are products of Affirmative Action - which rewards race/minority, RATHER than excellence.

    But, as usual, NO ONE addresses this issue!

    January 6, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |