For Immediate Release
May 28, 2021
EMILY's List Statement about Biden-Harris Administration Budget Eliminating Hyde Amendment
EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement from Executive Director Emily Cain on the release of the Biden-Harris administration's budget:
“Everyone should be able to make their own health care decisions, regardless of their financial status. That requires protecting both the right and access to abortion care. We are thrilled the Biden-Harris administration recognized the need for reproductive justice by offering a budget that eliminates the Hyde Amendment, which disproportionately impacts people of color, immigrants, and young people. We stand with the majority of Americans who support abortion rights and are grateful for the work of reproductive justice allies who have fought to end this discriminatory amendment. At a time when reproductive rights are under threat in so many ways, we still have work to do, but we know that part of that work is continuing to elect pro-choice Democratic women, and we are proud to do that work every day.”
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.