For Immediate Release
February 19, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ Vote in Support of a Constitutional Amendment to Ban Abortion
Today, EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock issued the following statement regarding Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ vote in support of an amendment to the Iowa constitution that would effectively ban abortion in the state.
“Iowa women deserve to make their own decisions about their bodies and their futures, without the interference of the government. By voting to effectively ban abortion in Iowa, Miller-Meeks is telling women she doesn’t trust them those decisions. Iowans will remember this when it is time to choose their next representative from Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.”
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.