For Immediate Release
Statement from EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock on Mitt Romney’s Choice for Vice President: Paul Ryan is Wrong for Women and Families
Washington D.C. – Today, Mitt Romney chose Congressman Paul Ryan, architect of the radical Ryan budget, as his running mate for November’s presidential election.
“Here are the facts: Mitt Romney as President would be devastating for women and families -- and Paul Ryan would stand shoulder-to-shoulder with him the whole way,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “In fact, Ryan's already gotten his own start, by ramming his radical budget plan to decimate vital plans for seniors through Congress -- and do it on the backs of the women and families who need these programs the most.”
“I know I shouldn't be shocked that Mitt Romney would choose a man in Paul Ryan who has a vision of turning the clock back decades for women, from dismantling Medicare and Social Security that our mothers and grandmothers depend on to denying coverage of birth control and cancer screenings for women across the nation,” Schriock continued. “Women voters all across America waking up to this news this morning now have more reason than ever before to ensure that we return Barack Obama and Joe Biden to the White House with a Senate and House full of prochoice Democratic women who will move us forward, not backwards.”
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.