For Immediate Release
April 13, 2021
EMILYs List Places Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson “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 Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, the initial list of targets also includes Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Marco Rubio. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement on Senator Johnson:
“Senator Ron Johnson became the most unpopular Republican up for reelection by ignoring Wisconsin in favor of espousing conspiracy theories and blindly following Trump-first politics. He opposed urgently needed funds for vaccine distribution and school reopening and voted against $1400 checks to help families recover. He also voted repeatedly to defund Planned Parenthood and to undermine equal pay protections for women in the workplace. It’s time for him to retire or be defeated by a Democratic pro-choice woman that will put Wisconsin’s middle and working-class families first.”
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.