For Immediate Release
March 8, 2021
EMILYs List Honors International Women’s Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement honoring International Women’s Day:
“This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the strides that women have made in the U.S. and all over the world to make their voices heard, protect reproductive freedom, and rise to positions of leadership. From civil rights to LGBTQ+ rights and women’s suffrage, women have consistently fought for better, more inclusive and equitable communities across the globe. We not only have our first Black and Asian American vice president, but an administration that has already rescinded the global gag rule.
There is still a lot of work ahead to achieve reproductive justice in this country. In state legislatures, GOP lawmakers are imposing dangerous and extreme anti-abortion legislation– even over much-needed relief in the pandemic. Electing Democratic pro-choice women to office is essential to combat the Republican Party’s dangerous attacks. EMILYs List is proud to be fighting to create a system that will empower women and be equitable and accessible for all.”
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, 157 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.