For Immediate Release
April 9, 2018
EMILY's List Statement on the Nevada Vote Recall Results
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Clark County registrar and Nevada secretary of state struck down vote recall efforts against two women elected officials. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“The Republican attempts to recall three women elected officials, including two EMILYs List candidates, have proven to be exactly what we thought — an underhanded, disingenuous, baseless waste of time and money that violated the voters’ trust. EMILYs List is proud to have been a part of the team that beat back Republican attempts to undo the will of the electorate and rig the system in their favor. Joyce Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro are strong leaders for women and families in Nevada and we are thrilled that they can now get back to doing what they were elected to do — fight for the working families of their districts.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.