March 8, 2017
EMILY’s List Statement on International Women’s Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement celebrating International Women’s Day:
“Today marks International Women’s Day, when we celebrate the countless contributions and achievements that women have made to the United States and to the world.”
“Throughout our nation’s history, women have consistently stood up and fought back against injustice and oppression, from fighting for our right to vote to marching for civil rights to advocating for the rights of workers, immigrants, and LGBTQ Americans. Today we continue to lead as we fight back against an administration that will stop at nothing to turn back the clock on the progress we’ve made.”
“Despite widespread unpopularity, President Trump and the GOP continue pushing a radical, anti-woman agenda that puts the economic security, access to health care, and even the basic rights of women at risk in the U.S. and around the world.”
“This International Women’s Day, we look forward to doubling down on our efforts to support the unprecedented number of women who have decided to run for office and stand up for women and families across the country and all over the world. EMILY’s List is more committed than ever to electing more pro-choice Democratic women at all levels of government to fight back against these assaults on our hard-earned freedoms and progress.”
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have trained nearly 10,000 women to run and helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.