For Immediate Release:
February 2, 2018
EMILY's List Responds to David Brooks
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Late last night, David Brooks published an op-ed in the New York Times arguing why Democrats should give up defending women's reproductive rights. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List, had the following response:
"Just what women needed — another man arguing that we'll be better off if we let Republicans overturn Roe v. Wade. Republicans and certain media commentators should know we'll never stop fighting to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office who will fight the GOP's dangerous anti-choice agenda. Republicans have ignored the economic realities faced by women for decades, and they'll keep doing it at their peril. Women won't go back."
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.