For Immediate Release
April 2, 2019
EMILYs List Recognizes Equal Pay Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement recognizing Equal Pay Day:
“It’s unacceptable that it takes almost 100 additional days for a woman working full time to make as much as a man working full time in 2018. Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress and legislatures across the country would rather attack women’s rights than support policies that fight to end gender discrimination in pay.
“Every day, women feel the burden of the gender pay gap as they work to take care of their families — and for women of color the burden is even greater. America’s women and families deserve representatives who will fight to expand their economic opportunity and finally put an end to gender-based wage discrimination. That’s why EMILYs List is proud of our pro-choice Democratic women in the House who helped pass the Paycheck Fairness Act just last week. The GOP has made clear how little they value the work of women, but EMILYs List will continue working to elect women around the country who recognize the value of equal pay for equal work.”
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 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 46,000 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.