For Immediate Release
October 7, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Harris-Pence Debate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Kamala Harris' winning debate against Mike Pence, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Going into this debate, we knew that Kamala Harris would offer concrete policies and answers for the American people and we knew she would hold Mike Pence accountable for the failures of the Trump-Pence administration on every major issue.
We also knew that Mike Pence would lie repeatedly–about his record, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden's records and plans, and about who should have responsibility for the failures of the Coronavirus task force.
Both candidates proved us right.
I couldn't be more proud of my friend and our groundbreaking future vice president. Kamala Harris is an inspiration, a leader and a bad ass. We didn't need the debate to tell us that, but I'm so glad millions of Americans got to see it.”
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 55,000 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.