September 18, 2017
As Senate Republicans attempt to fast-track their dangerous Graham-Cassidy-Heller plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Dean Heller, Jeff Flake, and Senate Republicans are gambling with the lives of millions of Americans as they desperately try to fast-track a dangerous health care agenda. Our work at EMILY's List to elect women who will fight to protect working families is more critical than ever.”
New reports reveal that Graham-Cassidy-Heller would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, add millions to the uninsured, drive up out-of-pocket costs, and defund Planned Parenthood.
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.