For Immediate Release
October 26, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on Senate Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as the Senate voted to confirm anti-choice Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Today, Republicans in the Senate ignored the tens of millions of people who have already voted in order to rush through a justice who will meet their goals of overturning the Affordable Care Act, undermining reproductive freedom, and jeopardizing our fundamental rights. It's never been more clear that we need to vote them out and take back the White House and the Senate. The stakes couldn't be higher.”
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 60,000 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.