For Immediate Release
January 17, 2019
EMILY's List Statement on Bill S.109
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, Senate Republicans brought to the floor S.109, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019, which attacks women's reproductive rights and would make the Hyde Amendment permanent. EMILY's List's vice president of communications, Christina Reynolds, released the following statement:
“Not content to sit idly by as they deny paychecks to hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans, the Republican Party has instead decided to play their greatest hits: another attempt to strip women of their basic rights. This bill is shameful and dangerous, and proves yet again why we need even more pro-choice Democratic women in Congress — because they will not stand by as the GOP works to send us backward. The contrast between our parties, and our priorities, couldn’t be clearer.”
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 dollars 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 40,000 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.