For Immediate Release
June 4, 2021
EMILYs List Statement on Governor Sununu’s Anti-Choice Agenda
Yesterday, Gov. Chris Sununu expressed his anti-choice agenda and promised to sign an abortion ban, with no exceptions for rape or incest, in New Hampshire. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Governor Sununu has revealed his true colors: he is anti-choice, anti-family, and wants to take away access to safe reproductive care. New Hampshire’s women and families shouldn’t be surprised at Gov. Sununu’s extremist agenda: time and time again, he has backed restrictions on reproductive freedom. From his deciding vote to defund Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire in 2015 to his decision to direct taxpayer dollars meant for COVID-19 relief to an anti-choice faux health care center, Sununu’s record speaks for itself.
“Chris Sununu’s time is up. His betrayal of New Hampshire’s women and families in pursuit of a dangerous abortion ban is unacceptable. It’s time to elect a Democratic pro-choice woman as governor of New Hampshire, and EMILYs List is actively recruiting challengers to replace him.”
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, 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.