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EMILYs List Recognizes LGBTQ Pride Month

June 1, 2018

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2018


EMILY's List Recognizes LGBTQ Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today marks the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month. In recognition, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“This month, we celebrate the tremendous impact LGBTQ Americans have had on our history, and remember those whom we have lost. We also recognize that our fight for civil rights, equality, and justice is far from over. Donald Trump and his cabinet filled with anti-equality radicals are taking every opportunity to roll back progress and discriminate against all LGBTQ Americans: attacking marriage equality in ​​efforts ​to ​legalize discrimination, turning their backs on LGBTQ students facing discrimination at school, dismantling health initiatives intended to help the ​LGBTQ​ community​​,​ and moving to ban transgender service members from the armed forces. Rather than working​ to stop him, the Republican Party has just cheered him on — and in states across the country, the GOP has worked to pass dangerous anti-equality legislation of their own including policies that turn away LGBTQ families seeking to adopt and foster children and legalize discriminatory business practices.”

“With the stakes this high, it’s essential that as progressives and as Democrats, we stand up and fight back. That’s why EMILYs List is focused on electing LGBTQ women like Governor Kate Brown, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, Gina Ortiz Jones, Angie Craig, Katie Hill, and Sharice Davids to office in November. We need their voices at the table now, more than ever. We cannot and must not go back.”

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.