September 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidelines focused on ending sexual violence on college and university campuses. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“This White House's priorities are crystal clear. Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos could be using their positions of influence to help survivors of sexual assault, end domestic violence, ensure all Americans have access to reproductive health care, or work on any number of critical issues that matter to women in this country. Instead, they're eliminating critical guidance for colleges and universities aimed at helping them end sexual violence on their campuses.”
“Make no mistake, women will vote out the Republicans who continue to prop up this backward administration in 2018 and elections to come.”
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 help more women run at the local, state, and national levels.