For Immediate Release
January 24, 2019
EMILYs List Response to Trump’s Anticipated Speech at Anti-Choice Rally
WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Donald Trump is expected to speak at the annual March for Life, a notorious anti-choice rally. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“The so-called March for Life spreads lies and disinformation about women's health care while pushing an agenda that would take away our rights. It's no surprise Donald Trump is the first President to address it in person — he has made clear that his goal is to overturn Roe v. Wade and end abortion as a safe and legal right. While the anti-choice movement spreads false claims of caring about women, we know that protecting women means trusting them to make their own decisions and defending their right to basic, and sometimes lifesaving, health care. This is yet another example of the critical need for pro-choice Democratic women in office to lead our country forward.”
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 50,000 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.