EMILYs List Statement on Today’s Anti-Choice Rally
For Immediate Release
January 18, 2019
EMILYs List Statement on Today's Anti-Choice Rally
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Republicans will join anti-choice protesters in Washington, D.C. and cheer on their efforts to strip millions of American women of their rights. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Rather than focusing on ending the longest government shutdown in American history, Republicans instead chose to spend their time celebrating their repeated efforts to strip women of their rights. But we shouldn't be surprised — Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and their allies have taken every opportunity possible to push their dangerous anti-woman agenda. Anyone who joins in this effort and works to strip away reproductive rights and limit access to women's health care is clearly not on the side of women. It's clear as ever that we need to elect pro-choice Democratic women who will defend, not dismantle, our constitutional rights.”
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 dollars 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 40,000 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.