January 10, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement following vulnerable House Republican Darrell Issa's announced retirement:
"After voting more than 93% of the time for Donald Trump's agenda, it's no surprise that vulnerable House Republican Darrell Issa decided to call it quits instead of facing his constituents this November.
"There is only one champion who will fight through thick and thin, and provide the fresh, new leadership that Southern California families deserve. That champion is Sara Jacobs and that is why EMILY's List is proud to support her run for Congress."
"What's clear is this: As more House Republicans continue to jump ship, EMILY's List will be there with strong pro-choice, Democratic women to take their place."
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.