United States Senator Elizabeth Warren listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2014.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren to raise money for EMILY’s List


Elizabeth Warren, the popular Massachusetts senator who has become a fundraising phenomenon for the Democratic party, will turn her power on a women’s group next month in New York City.

Warren will headline a major conference for EMILY’s List, which funds campaigns for pro-choice Democratic women, recruits candidates for office, and mobilizes voters. She will appear alongside the group’s President Stephanie Schriock at the Mandarin Oriental on Sept. 22.

“There’s a reason women are so enthusiastic about Sen. Warren — she’s one of the strongest, smartest fighters we’ve ever had,” said Marcy Stech, national press secretary for EMILY’s List. “We couldn’t be prouder of the work she’s done [in Massachusetts] helping women and families get a fair shot.” The organization helped Warren win her role as the first woman senator from the Bay State in November 2012.

The populist Democratic senator repeatedly insists she won’t campaign for president in 2016. Instead, she has said that she wants to support Democratic candidates running for the midterm elections this year.

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Warren ranked third in recent polls that asked voters about their opinions for the upcoming election. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared as the clear front-runner, followed by Vice President Joe Biden in second, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of data from March 6 through June 30.

Other speakers at the event include New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Maine Sen. Emily Cain, and Georgia House Minority Leader Rep. Stacey Abrams.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren to raise money for EMILY's List