For Immediate Release
EMILY'S LIST LAUNCHES SCORECARD EVALUATING 2012 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:
WHO IS THE WORST FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES?
WASHINGTON D.C. -- EMILY's List today introduced a new tool aimed at women voters to evaluate the 2012 Republican presidential candidates’ potential impact on women’s health, jobs, retirement security, choice, workplace fairness, women and families, and more.
The EMILY’S List “Republican Presidential Scorecard” shows the candidates who scored worst on women’s issues (in order of most egregious): former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN); former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney is tied with Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX); former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA); former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman; and Governor of Texas Rick Perry.
To access additional information on the “Republican Presidential Scorecard” featured below, please see the EMILY’s List website: http://emilyslist.org/scorecard
The EMILY’s List “Republican Presidential Scorecard” will be an ongoing effort to communicate with women voters about the Presidential race and what’s at stake. The scorecard will be continually updated to adjust to the changing dynamics of the primary.
State-specific impacts of the positions advocated by the Republican candidates will be released in early primary and caucus states, with a paid on-line media component.
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 900,000 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 86 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 25 year history.