For Immediate Release
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Richard Blumenthal Join EMILY’s List in Opposing GOP Bait-and-Switch Agenda
Call for GOP to Focus on Jobs, Not Limits on Women's Health Care and Families' Stability
WASHINGTON, D.C. - With hearings on H.R. 3 beginning tomorrow, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined EMILY's List in a strong call to action against the GOP's anti-woman agenda.
Today, Sen. Blumenthal became the first man ever featured as an author on the EMILY's List website when both Senators co-signed an op-ed promoted to the over 600,000 members of our online community.
From the joint op-ed:
We're standing with EMILY's List, and we're standing together, because this is not only a women's issue. When we talk about access to health care facilities and services, we're talking about the health and safety and stability of all American families.
Sens. Gillibrand and Blumenthal also authored an email to EMILY's List members urging them to tell John Boehner and the Republicans in Congress to end the bait-and-switch: focus on jobs like they promised and stop trying to roll back the clock for American women and their families.
EMILY's List commends Sens. Gillibrand and Blumenthal for their work on behalf of American women and their families. Our community is grateful for champions like them working to make sure that women's voices are heard in Congress.
The full op-ed is available at http://emilyslist.org/blog/gillibrand_blumenthal_stand_with_emilyslist/.
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 600,000 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 84 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.