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EMILYs List Congratulates 14 Women on Their Election to the North Carolina General Assembly

November 5, 2020

For Immediate Release
November 5, 2020

EMILYs List Congratulates 14 Women on Their Election to the North Carolina General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of 14 pro-choice Democratic women to the North Carolina General Assembly.  Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement: 
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate these 14 women leaders on their victories. The North Carolina GOP has consistently proven there's no limit to how low they'll stoop to advance their right-wing agenda, whether supporting unconstitutionally gerrymandered district maps, employing shady tactics to try to overturn the governor’s veto, or peddling dangerous lies about abortion later in pregnancy. With these critical victories, North Carolinians will have strong representation in the General Assembly and leaders who will fight for their families and fair maps. We look forward to seeing these 14 women in Raleigh.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:
Ernestine Bazemore (SD-03)
Sarah Crawford (SD-18)
Natalie Murdock (SD-20)
DeAndrea Salvador (SD-39)
Natasha Marcus (SD-41)
Julie Mayfield (SD-49)
Linda Cooper-Suggs (HD-24)
Vernetta Alston (HD-29)
Rosa Gill (HD-33)
Julie von Haefen (HD-36)
Verla Insko (HD-56)
Evelyn Terry (HD-71)
Becky Carney (HD-102)
Rachel Hunt (HD-103)
EMILYs List is still waiting for results in the following races:
Sydney Batch (HD-37)
Frances Jackson (HD-45)
Christy Clark (HD-98)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women have 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.