Next year is going to test our strength as a political force, and we're going to be ready for it.
Out of the 33 Senate seats up in 2018, 23 are held by Democrats. At EMILY's List, 9 out of our 15 senators will be up for re-election.
This is the biggest re-election map we've EVER had to defend. And Republicans are eager to oust our women who've been a united front against Donald Trump and his Republican allies.
We've set an ambitious goal of $100,000 by the end of the week to make sure our nine EMILY's List senators can defend their seats. Donate to hit our goal and have their backs:
Next year is even more of an uphill climb considering that three of our senators -- Tammy Baldwin (WI), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Claire McCaskill (MO) -- are up for re-election in states Trump won. In Minnesota, where Amy Klobuchar is from, Trump only lost by 1.5 percent.
And with so few seats to defend, Republicans are going to have more resources to spend challenging Maria Cantwell (WA), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Mazie Hirono (HI), and Elizabeth Warren (MA).
Defending these seats won't be easy, but here's the thing: The resistance is already fired up for the midterm elections.
If we channel this energy into making sure we protect our Senate champions, we can hold the line.
That work starts with making sure our senators have the early money they need to run strong campaigns.
Donate today and help hit our $100,000 goal to defend our EMILY's List senators:
Thanks for all you do,
Vice President of Campaigns, EMILY's List