For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2018
EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock Responds to Trump's State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement following Donald Trump's State of the Union address:
"Tonight, Republicans cheered as Donald Trump celebrated the anti-woman, anti-choice agenda they peddled during Trump's first year in office. The crowd was filled with Republicans who attempted to cut health insurance from millions of Americans, defund Planned Parenthood, and just yesterday tried to advance a dangerous anti-choice bill. With Republican approval ratings plummeting and GOP members of Congress retiring and abandoning their seats in record numbers, two things are certain: A wave of pro-choice Democratic women will be elected in November — and every Republican member should be worried. Next year, that room will look very different. We can't wait."
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.