For Immediate Release
September 6, 2018
EMILY's List Reacts to Bombshell Anti-Roe Kavanaugh Documents
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the New York Times released documents from Judge Brett Kavanugh's tenure at the George W. Bush White House that make it clear he believes Roe v. Wade could be overturned — despite repeatedly claiming otherwise since his nomination. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Donald Trump promised to nominate anti-choice justices. These documents show that he fulfilled that promise. Brett Kavanaugh is a clear threat to Roe v. Wade.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.