For Immediate Release
Stephanie Schriock Statement on Scott Brown’s Outrageous Attacks On Elizabeth Warren’s Daughter
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Scott Brown attacked Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s daughter for sitting on the board of Demos, a non-partisan organization that strives to promote civic participation and economic opportunity. The New York Times reported these attacks here:
“Scott Brown has crossed a major line with his latest attack targeting Elizabeth Warren's daughter,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Since Brown's extreme social views and backwards economic policies are so out of touch with Massachusetts, it's understandable he is concerned about efforts to increase voter turnout – and, like so many in his Republican Party, wants to make sure fewer folks make it out to the polls. This by itself is pretty sad behavior. But using his campaign to attack the daughter of his opponent for her good work on the board of a non-partisan organization is cowardly and desperate.”
“Massachusetts voters need a leader who will stand up for them at every opportunity, not someone who's so afraid for his own political life he's willing to object to increasing voter participation,” Schriock continued. “The choice couldn't be clearer. Elizabeth Warren is more than enough opponent for Scott Brown - he should leave her children alone.”
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.