For Immediate Release
December 1, 2021
EMILYs List Commends Katie Hobbs on Her Abortion Advocacy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, is proud to support Katie Hobbs in her campaign to be the next governor of Arizona. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The Arizona GOP has already begun moving dangerous and extreme anti-choice bills through the Arizona legislature. With Roe under unprecedented threats, now is the most important time to elect Democratic pro-choice women to crucial governorships, including in Arizona. As governor, Katie Hobbs will strike down any attempts to restrict reproductive freedom. Flipping this governorship is an EMILYs List priority, and we are ready to uplift Katie Hobbs in this pivotal election.”
Below is a statement from EMILYs List-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor, Katie Hobbs:
“The future of Roe v. Wade is on the line in the Supreme Court today. We have to end the assault on abortion rights. As governor, I’ll continue to stand with the vast majority of Arizonans who believe that abortion is health care. I’ll never stop defending reproductive rights.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.