Hillary Clinton to headline March event for PAC aimed at electing women

Washington (CNN)Emily's List, a pro-Clinton super PAC focused on electing pro-choice women, will honor Hillary Clinton at their 30th anniversary gala on March 3 in Washington, D.C.

The former secretary of state -- who is widely considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination -- will receive an award honoring her leadership "as a fighter for women and families" and will deliver a keynote speech at the event, CNN confirmed Tuesday. The Associated Press first reported the story.
"Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to bettering the lives of women and families and has inspired the next generation with a focus on increasing economic empowerment across the country and around the world," Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List, said in a statement. "EMILY's List and our members have been proud to support her since her election to the United States Senate in 2000, her subsequent campaigns, and throughout her tenure as Secretary of State."
A number of outside groups have spent the last year organizing around an all-but-certain Clinton run. Joined by groups like Ready for Hillary and American Bridge, Emily's List has helped lay groundwork for the former first lady and senator of New York.
    The group has raised money off the idea of electing a women president, organized events through their "Madam President" campaign and commissioned polling about electing a women to the White House.