Politics PA: Emily’s List Puts Pennsylvania State Senate and House Republicans ‘On Notice’
By Paul Engelkemier
Emily’s List announced it is putting the Republicans in the state Senate and House ‘On Notice’ for 2018 as they look to flip control of both chambers to Democratic control.
“Republicans in the Pennsylvania Legislature have amassed a shameful record of voting to turn back the clock on women’s rights,” Emily’s List Executive Director Emily Cain said in a release.
Emily’s List is pushing to flip control to Democrats in response to Republican pushes to defund Planned Parenthood (SB 300), bills that were introduced that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (SB3), and allow doctors to refuse services that are against their conscience (SB24).
“That is why EMILYs List is recruiting an historic number of strong, pro-choice Democratic women leaders in 2018 to hold these Republican legislators accountable for their out-of-touch agenda and defeat them next year,” Cain said.
These lists are often used as a flag to donors to put money towards candidates running against the targeted lists, and to gain media attention for both the group and the candidates challenging Republicans.
Emily’s List put three Republican Congressmen ‘On Notice’ earlier this year.
PoliticsPA reached out to the PA GOP for comment on this story.