For Immediate Release
September 1, 2021
EMILYs List Condemns “On Notice” Texas Republicans For Betraying Women and Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of its opposition program, “On Notice,” EMILYs List is targeting six Republican-held congressional districts, the Texas governorship, and the Texas House of Representatives to flip in the 2022 cycle. Emily Cain, the executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Republicans at every level of government in Texas have betrayed their constituents in favor of implementing an extreme, dangerous abortion ban. Instead of working to help their communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Abbott and Republicans in the Texas Legislature are depriving people of their reproductive freedoms. EMILYs List is ready to replace each of these anti-woman, anti-family officials with Democratic pro-choice women who will protect the right to choose.
“While this ban was pushed through at the state level, Texas Republicans in the House of Representatives have also continuously prioritized their extreme anti-choice agenda at the expense of those they were elected to serve, including signing a Supreme Court brief calling for Roe v Wade to be overturned. Let this be a warning: voters want to protect their abortion rights and reproductive freedoms, and any politicians who fail to do so will be voted out. EMILYs List is ready to fight to elect Democratic pro-choice women to replace Reps. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), Van Taylor (TX-03), Michael McCaul (TX-10), Troy Nehls (TX-22), Tony Gonzales (TX-23), and Beth Van Duyne (TX-24).”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.