EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock Joins Jeanne Shaheen for “GOTV-New Hampshire Tour” in Hanover and Keene
Today, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock joined Jeanne Shaheen on her “GOTV-New Hampshire Tour” in Hanover and Keene, where the two addressed volunteers and supporters about what’s at stake for women on Election Day. In Hanover, Shaheen and Schriock attended a GOTV event for students at Dartmouth and in Keene the two visited a local field office.
“I’ve been fighting to protect reproductive rights throughout my entire career because women should be trusted to make their own private medical decisions, not the government or their employers,” said Shaheen. “Scott Brown’s record tells a very different story. He has repeatedly supported plans to roll back access to birth control. And he voted twice against the Paycheck Fairness Act. He can’t be trusted to stand up for New Hampshire women, and that’s just further proof that he’s not for us.”
“Jeanne Shaheen is the only candidate in this race who will always stand up for women,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “It’s outrageous that Scott Brown continues to call himself pro-choice when just a few months ago he cheered the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and cosponsored the Blunt Amendment to allow employers to deny women access to birth control. Women in New Hampshire deserve a Senator they can trust to keep the government out of their personal healthcare decisions and that Senator is Jeanne Shaheen.”
New Hampshire women can’t trust Scott Brown to stand up for their reproductive healthcare rights. As a U.S. Senator, he cosponsored the Blunt Amendment, which would allow an employer to deny women coverage for contraception and mammograms. This summer, Brown supported the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which similarly allows certain employers to deny women access to contraception. Brown also repeatedly voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide equal pay protections for women in the workplace.
Jeanne Shaheen has worked to make a difference for New Hampshire women throughout her career. As Governor, she signed into law bipartisan legislation guaranteeing insurance coverage for contraception and in the Senate, she led the fight against the Blunt Amendment. This past year, she helped introduce legislation to reverse the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. Shaheen also cosponsored the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act to combat pay discrimination and as Governor, she signed legislation into law strengthening New Hampshire’s equal pay protections.
The Shaheen campaign’s robust grassroots organization is paving the way to victory on Tuesday. Thousands of volunteers have been knocking on doors and making phone calls. Since early this summer, the campaign has been busy building the infrastructure needed to turn out voters on November 4th, including a seven-figure investment in the field operation that has opened 20 field offices in critical communities across the state.