EMILYs List Statement on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Nation-Leading $35 Million Investment to Safeguard Acc
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2022
EMILYs List Statement on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Nation-Leading $35 Million Investment to Safeguard Access to Abortion
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a nation-leading $35 million investment to support abortion providers and keep reproductive health care centers safe, continuing to act on her commitment to protecting New Yorkers’ right to access abortions. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement in response to the governor’s efforts:
“These actions are a strong reminder of the power in electing Democratic pro-choice women who are leading the fight to protect the right to access safe and legal abortions. As the first woman governor of New York, Gov. Hochul is working tirelessly to ensure providers have the resources they need and that everyone who needs an abortion in New York and surrounding states is able to continue to access one safely.
“With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, electing Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot is more essential than ever, and EMILYs List is proud to stand with Gov. Hochul for election to ensure New York continues to remain a national leader in protecting reproductive freedom.”
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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% 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.