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“Good Riddance” — EMILYs List Responds to Steve Bannon’s Departure

August 18, 2017

Today, it was reported that Donald Trump has removed Steve Bannon from his administration. In response, Emily Cain, the executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“Good riddance. Steve Bannon is a racist and white ​nationalist who never should have been working in the White House in the first place.”

“But let’s not kid ourselves. White nationalist White House Advisor Steve Bannon was a symptom of a larger problem: Donald Trump and the Republican Party are still working to advance the same dangerous agenda. EMILYs List and our candidates are going to continue fighting back against Trump and the Republicans who enable him and his agenda of hate.”

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.