January 29, 2013

For Immediate Release

EMILY’s List Puts Five New Republicans “On Notice”

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that it was placing Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02), Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), Congressman Gary Miller (CA-31), Congressman Dan Webster (FL-10), and Congressman Bill Young (FL-13) “On Notice,” adding them to the list of top Congressional takeovers. 

Those "On Notice" meet two special criteria. First, they've amassed appallingly anti-woman, anti-family records. And second, there is major Democratic female talent waiting in the wings.

“During the 2012 election, women voters from coast to coast rejected the Republican’s anti-woman agenda,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “But members of Congress like Capito, Davis, Miller, Webster, and Young, are doubling down on insane policies that would roll back the clock on women’s rights and opportunities. Collectively they have failed to cosponsor the Violence Against Women Act which would give necessary protections to victims of domestic violence, have routinely opposed or ignored paycheck fairness legislation, and support extreme anti-choice legislation that would severely limit reproductive healthcare access.

“The good news is that the EMILY’s List community – now more than two million members strong – is ready to fight back. We know that ending the Republican War on Women means electing more pro-choice Democratic women who will fight for policies that benefit women and families, and there is a deep bench of outstanding leaders ready to send these Republican extremists packing.”

During the 2011- 2012 election cycle, EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates – the only pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country, 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, and three new Senators – all the first women to represent their states in the Senate. And this cycle, women we’ve helped elect include the first Hindu and first female combat veterans to serve in the House, the first openly gay Senator, and the first Asian American woman to serve in the Senate. With a community that has quintupled since 2010 – now more than two million members strong – EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 100 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. In the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 28 year history, and raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. 

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