September 15, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released its report on the revised Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care proposal. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“This so-called health care plan would eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions and allow states to waive the requirement that insurance plans cover essential health benefits like maternity care–and Dean Heller liked it so much that he put his name on it. Heller is full steam ahead, despite the fact that this bill would devastate Nevada families. Luckily, Nevadans will face a choice in 2018. While Heller breaks promises and sells out to appease the likes of Donald Trump, Jacky Rosen continues to prove that she is a fighter for working families.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.