For Immediate Release
March 8, 2019
EMILYs List on 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 recognizing International Women’s Day:
“This International Women’s Day, as we celebrate the historic gains made by women over the past year, we also recognize the threat the Republican Party poses to women across the globe. From a devastating family detention policy on our border, to the Muslim ban, to a global gag rule, the GOP's policy priorities hurt women worldwide. Electing pro-choice Democratic women is essential to combat their endless attacks on women and their rights, and that is exactly what EMILY's List will do in the years to come. All women deserve better than the status quo, and we will never stop fighting for them.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million dollars and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 40,000 women have 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.