For Immediate Release
Statement from Stephanie Schriock on Blunt-Brown Amendment to Give Your Boss Control of Your Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Scott Brown, continued their war on women by supporting an amendment that would allow employers to deny workers any kind of health care coverage for any undefined moral objection.
“Today Scott Brown showed Massachusetts voters that he’s just as far right as the rest of the Republican Party. His days of pretending to be a moderate are over,” said Stephanie Schriock President of EMILY’s List. “Scott Brown not only voted to allow your boss to decide what kind of health care coverage you receive, he co-sponsored the measure to do it. In their zeal to deny women access to birth control, Republicans have threatened the complete health care of every man, woman, and child in Massachusetts. Today’s bill puts the health of workers completely at the whims of their bosses - and Scott Brown’s utter disregard for the health of the people he represents is stunning.”
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 1,000,000 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.