For Immediate Release
June 29, 2020
EMILYs List Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo, which will protect access to abortion care in Louisiana.
“Today's Supreme Court decision is a victory for people in Louisiana, particularly communities of color and low-income people, and a blow to deceptive and political efforts to limit abortion access. Even though the Republican Party will stop at nothing to turn back the clock on our reproductive freedom, we’re proud to stand with our allies in the reproductive freedom and justice communities and the majority of Americans in supporting everyone’s ability to make their own health care decisions. While we are grateful for today’s decision, this case is yet another reminder how vital it is to have pro-choice majorities in the Senate and in state legislatures around the country. Voters will not forget that Senators like Susan Collins, John Cornyn, and Joni Ernst confirmed justices who put our reproductive freedom in danger. EMILYs List won’t stop fighting to elect pro-choice Democratic women at every level of office who will protect essential abortion access.”
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.