September 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday the Trump administration announced it would largely ban travel from eight countries, including six Muslim-majority nations. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Putting a fresh coat of paint on an unconstitutional policy doesn't make this latest version of Donald Trump's Muslim ban any less discriminatory. This ban is both outrageous and consistent with this administration’s cruel policies concerning immigration and immigrant families. His Islamophobic actions tear apart communities here in America, and make us less safe abroad. We will continue to fight back against Trump and his administration’s dangerous actions every step of the way and elect more pro-choice Democratic women to office who will stand up against his un-American agenda.”
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.