EMILYs List Statement on Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
For Immediate Release
October 6, 2018
EMILY's List on Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement.
“We are disappointed and angry that the Senate chose to confirm an alleged sexual assailant and anti-choice radical to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. But we will carry that anger into the election. Women will not forget this. We will decide this election, and elections beyond, and we will elect women who will protect our rights. Republicans — start packing your bags for home.”
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.