For Immediate Release
June 21, 2019
EMILYs List Statement on Senate’s Approval of Two Anti-Choice Federal Judges
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, all seven GOP Senators who EMILYs List has put On Notice – Sens. Collins, Cornyn, Ernst, Gardner, McConnell, Perdue, and Tillis – voted to confirm anti-choice judges Allen Winsor and Greg Guidry to be U.S. district court judges. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The fact that Mitch McConnell and GOP senators have been chipping away at Americans' constitutional rights through judicial appointments is one of the most alarming yet under-the-radar stories in politics right now. These votes for anti-choice judges are votes to take away our rights to make our own health care decisions, plain and simple. At a time when dangerous anti-choice legislation is moving from state legislatures to the courts, these votes should be a clear message to women that our rights do not matter to these senators. Every one of these senators deserves to lose their seat in 2020.”
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 46,000 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.