EMILY’s List is teaming up with actress Lena Dunham in an effort aimed at rallying female millennial voters for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump in campaign mode at NRA convention Vicente Fox to Trump: ‘Being president ain’t easy’ When political opportunity knocked, Jason Chaffetz never failed to cash in MORE.
The political action committee, which backs pro-abortion Democratic women, announced the launch of its entertainment industry “Creative Council” on Sunday.
“We’ve been reaching out to non-political industries where women are working together to disrupt a boys’ club – and finding stories and sisterhoods like our own,” added Schriock, whose organization has previously backed Clinton.
“From Hollywood to Silicon Valley to Washington, D.C., women and allies are doing the creative and courageous work of breaking through these last barriers and finally taking over our half of the table.”
Dunham, who will co-chair the initiative, argued that female millennials could have a significant impact on the general presidential election next November.
“EMILY’s List has a mission that young women really get,” said Dunham, who has previously endorsed Clinton.
“When women lead, we get better, saner laws for women and men everywhere,” she continued. "It’s time to harness our enthusiasm and our expertise to get that message out before November.
“It’s about the courts, it’s about Congress [and] it’s about our economic stability and our future. Young women are some of the most motivated people I know. We’re going to turn them into an army of voters over the next eight months.”
Clinton has faced a resilient Democratic presidential primary challenger in Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNRA head: Sanders 'a political predator' What would Bernie say to Wall Street for 0K? Sanders warns of possible nuclear war with North Korea MORE (I-Vt.).
She has edged past Sanders in both delegates pledged and national polling numbers, but has struggled for the same enthusiasm he receives from young Americans.
Clinton has won voting contests in 14 states before the next round occurs on Tuesday, compared with 9 for Sanders. She also leads the Vermont lawmaker by over 14 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.