For Immediate Release
November 18, 2019
EMILY's List Statement on DAGA's Support of Pro-Choice Candidates
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) announced that they will only endorse pro-choice candidates moving forward. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Reproductive rights are fundamental rights. The overwhelming majority of voters agree, and yet those rights are still under fire in a variety of ways across the country. We applaud DAGA's choice to stand with women and our rights to make our own health care decisions, and look forward to working with them to elect generations of pro-choice attorneys general for years to come.”
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.