WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its score of the Republican Party's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“'Repeal and delay' isn't a plan – it's a death sentence for millions of American women and their families. The Congressional Budget Office's score this afternoon is shocking. If Republican leaders have their way, 17 million more Americans will be uninsured next year alone. 32 million will be uninsured by 2026. Make no mistake – Republicans will be held accountable for their cowardly, heartless pursuit of this so-called policy come 2018 and 2020.”
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.