For Immediate Release
February 5, 2019
EMILY's List on Tonight's State of the Union
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, Donald Trump will give his State of the Union address. Former Georgia House Minority Leader and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will give the Democratic Party's response. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“We know what we'll hear tonight from President Trump — more division, more efforts to chip away at our rights, particularly women trying to make their own health care decisions. No matter what Trump says tonight, we have faith in the future of our union because of the leadership of women like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Stacey Abrams, and the women elected in 2018 to help make their own communities better. As Donald Trump continues to focus on himself, our Democratic leaders are focused on improving the state of our union. At EMILY's List, we're going to keep fighting to elect more pro-choice Democratic women to defeat Trump and his policies in the fall.”
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.