For Immediate Release
April 11th, 2018
“Good riddance” — EMILY's List Responds to Paul Ryan's Retirement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, it was announced that Rep. Paul Ryan will be retiring from Congress. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following response:
“Good riddance. Paul Ryan loved nothing more than pushing viciously anti-woman budgets that slashed women's access to health care, gutted assistance to low-income families, and dismantled Medicare. Under his leadership — if we can call it that — American women suffered while billionaires took their tax cuts to the bank. Women and our country deserve better, and it's long past time Paul Ryan — and the Republicans who have voted with him in lockstep — saw the door.”
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.