Emily's List's President Stephanie Schriock
Stephanie Schriock eviscerated Republican politicians for their bad deeds.
"Make no mistake," Stephanie Schriock said. "This is your father's Republican Party. This is the exact same trans-vaginal ultrasound, all White-guy committee chair, aspirin between your knees Republican Party we have been fighting for thirty years. Shame on them. They are trying to fool women. And shame on us if we let them get away with it. They don't support women. They don't trust women. They don't respect women so don't tell me that there is no war on women. And don't bother asking for a truce. We didn't start this fight but mark my words. We are going to win it.
But if we don't show up for this battle in 2016, we will pay the price for a generation to come. Just imagine what a Republican President and a Republican Congress would do.
Actually, you don't have to imagine. Just look at what Republicans Governors and Republican legislatures have already done. They will raise taxes on middle-class families and cut funding for public schools to fund more tax breaks for the wealthy. And we know they will do it because they've already done it in Kansas. And they will strip away basic bargaining rights that help working men and women secure fair treatment in the workplace. And we know they'll do it because they've already done that in Wisconsin. And they will mandate that a woman seeking an abortion undergo an invasive ultrasound against her will. And we know they'll do it because they've already done it in Texas and in North Carolina.
So we've already seen what Republicans would do when they have full control over our states. What do you think they will do when they get full control of Washington? What do you think will happen if they get their hands on Medicare or Social Security, or the Environmental Protection Agency, or the Department of Justice, or the courts? A Republican President and a Republican Congress would mean the end of the Affordable Care Act. The end of Roe v. Wade, the end of every right we have won through struggle and sacrifice. Every opportunity we have fought so hard to earn so we could pass it on to our own daughters and sons as their birthright. Give them a chance. And they will destroy generations of hard work just like that. We can't give them that chance."
The 2016 election will likely be nasty. Many would like to see a more civil discourse during the election. This discourse will occur. However there will be times when a spine will be necessary. It is wonderful having a headstrong woman like Emily's List President Stephanie Schriock on board.