The Guardian: Emily’s List: new head vows to put Republicans on back foot over abortion
By: Lauren Gambino
Laphonza Butler, the new president of Emily’s List, the fundraising juggernaut responsible for electing hundreds of “Democratic pro-choice women”, has a warning for Republicans: be ready to defend your opposition to abortion.
Butler, a veteran labor leader and Democratic strategist, is the first woman of color to lead the organization, which started in the basement of founder Ellen Malcolm in 1985 and has grown to become one of the most influential and well-financed political action committees in the country.
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