For Immediate Release
Statement from Stephanie Schriock on Blunt-Brown Amendment to Give Your Boss Control of Your Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Republican leaders in the Senate, followed by unelected Sen. Dean Heller, 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.
“Dean Heller has had just a few short months to prove to Nevada that he has no business representing them in the Senate,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “He has voted to defund Planned Parenthood, was ‘proud’ to vote to end Medicare as we know it – twice - and today voted for an amendment that would allow your boss to make your private medical decisions for you and decide what kind of health care coverage you received. In their zeal to deny women access to birth control, Republicans have threatened the complete health care of every man, woman, and child in Nevada. Dean Heller’s utter disregard for the health of the people he represents is nothing short of 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.