On a day when certain corners of the Internet are making noise about EMILY's List being insufficiently acquiescent to liberals, there's one email that should draw a few laughs when it lands in progressive inboxes later Thursday.
The Progressive Campaign Change Committee and others are stirring up a fuss over EMILY's List's purported failure to back "economic populists" who aren't women. "We're at a crucial juncture in American politics, with economic populists fighting to take our country back from corporations and lobbyists and the politicians they fund," the PCCC's Laura Friedenbach told The Daily Beast. "The Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics is ascendant—and when groups like EMILY's List are part of helping us win more seats for populist progressives, we're happy to work with them."
How funny then, to have the "Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics"—or in this case, Elizabeth Warren herself—come out with what amounts to a hearty embrace of the group and its commitment to female candidates.
"There's nothing quite like the EMILY's List community," Warren wrote in a fundraising email to be sent out by EMILY's List later Thursday. "As I wrote about in my book, A Fighting Chance, when I was still trying to decide if I wanted to run for the Senate in 2012, Stephanie Schriock promised that EMILY's List would help me throughout the campaign. And that's just what they did, every step along the way." The Massachusetts senator will be joining the group's president at the 2014 EMILY's List Eastern Regional Conference later this month.