For Immediate Release
April 13, 2021
EMILYs List Places Florida Senator Marco Rubio “On Notice” for 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, launched its opposition program, “On Notice,” for the 2022 election cycle. In addition to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the initial list of targets also includes Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement on Senator Rubio:
“Not only has Senator Marco Rubio consistently voted against ensuring equal pay protections for women in the workplace, he’s also refused to support urgently needed COVID-19 relief measures, including funding for vaccine distribution and economic support for families and small businesses. Senator Rubio’s 2017 vote to strip Americans of their health insurance with no replacement plan and his repeated efforts to defund Planned Parenthood show that his commitment to his party’s dangerous agenda will always come first, no matter the cost for his constituents. It’s time to elect a Democratic pro-choice woman who will put Florida’s families before Donald Trump’s interests.”
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.