For Immediate Release
October 12, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Michelle Garcia Holmes’ Anti-Choice Record
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of tonight’s debate between Congresswoman Deb Haaland and dangerously anti-choice Michelle Garcia Holmes, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Despite the fact that seven in ten Americans support Roe v. Wade, Michelle Garcia Holmes and the Republican Party continue to push their extreme conservative agenda to criminalize a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. It’s clear from her reckless anti-choice agenda that Garcia Holmes has no interest in representing the values of New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. At tonight’s debate, voters will see the stark contrast between Congresswoman Deb Haaland, a dedicated public servant, and Michelle Garcia Holmes. EMILYs List is proud to stand with Deb and we look forward to her reelection victory.”
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.