WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, responded to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s backward views that advance discrimination towards women in STEM fields. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's backward views that women are biologically incapable of excelling in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields are not only appalling, but an insult to the working women and their families that he claims to represent.”
“The only difference between Congressman Rohrabacher and his House Republican colleagues is that he shows his true colors. Which one of his friends will follow suit?”
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.