October 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“We have spent the past week listening to brave women step forward and speak out with stories of sexual assault and harassment. One thing is clear: Harvey Weinstein is a predator.”
"Dangerous power imbalances are not just a problem in Hollywood – they exist in the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and in seats of government across this nation. As we have for more than 30 years, EMILY's List will continue to fight to elect and empower women leaders who will not only dismantle this dangerous power dynamic, but ensure survivors get the support they need and deserve, whether they are in Hollywood, on college campuses, in the military, the workplace, or in our communities."
EMILY’s 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 EMILY’s 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, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.