For Immediate Release
January 7, 2021
EMILYs List Statement on the Attack on the Capitol
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Yesterday's attack on the Capitol was an attack on all Americans. From Trump and his Republican allies in office who stoked this effort to the rioters who executed it, this attack to undermine the will of the voters is un-American, undemocratic and unacceptable. Everyone involved, especially Donald Trump, must be held accountable.
“As we watched in horror as an angry mob breached the Capitol, we couldn't ignore the obvious disparity in treatment by law enforcement. We as a nation must address the shameful discrepancies in the way peaceful Black and Brown protestors are treated, compared to the way violent white rioters were handled during an organized siege on the Capitol yesterday. We must address the bias and racism in our justice system and ensure that those who have sworn to protect and serve are treating all of us with the fairness we deserve.
“At EMILY's List, we are proud to support women who fight these attacks on Americans, whether they come in the form of riots or racist systems. We stand with them and all who do this work.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 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 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.