For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock on House Repeal of The Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement on today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act. No Democratic women voted for repeal.
“Republicans have once again shown that they care more about partisan politics than the health and well being of women and families,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “The Affordable Care Act allows young people to stay on their parent’s insurance, provides coverage for preventive screenings like mammograms, and prevents insurance companies from discriminating against men, women, and even our kids. Today’s vote to repeal shows a shocking disregard for the millions of Americans who will finally receive quality, affordable health care because of this law.”
“This vote is just another example of why we need to send more pro-choice Democratic women leaders to Washington,” Schriock continued. “Voters know that it’s time to elect representatives who will stop trying to make life harder for women and families and instead fight for their rights to keep themselves and their families healthy.”
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,500,000 members across the country, 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 87 pro-choice, Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.
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