For Immediate Release
June 5, 2019
EMILY’s List Statement on Rep. Lipinski Supporting Anti-Choice Group
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-03), one of few anti-choice Democrats in Congress, attended a fundraiser on Monday for an anti-choice group. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Dan Lipinski has proven time and time again that his anti-choice views are out of line with people in his district and the Democratic party. His attendance at this fundraiser shows that not only does he support policies that are harmful to women – he’s actively helping conservative groups advance their dangerous anti-choice agenda. Women and families in Illinois’ 3rd congressional district deserve better than a representative who’s working to take away their fundamental rights.”
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 46,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.