For Immediate Release
April 19th, 2018
Male GOP Senators Refuse to Sign Bipartisan Workplace Harassment Letter
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, it was reported that despite being asked, not a single Republican male senator has yet to sign on to a bipartisan letter, written by all 22 women senators, that asks the chamber to overhaul their workplace harassment rules. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“This is why we need more women and more Democrats in office. Period.”
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.