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EMILYs List Congratulates Nine Democratic Pro-Choice Women on Holding the State Senate in Virginia

November 7, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates nine Democratic pro-choice champions on winning their elections and delivering Democrats the majority in the state Senate once again. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Tonight, we stopped an abortion ban in Virginia. We are proud to celebrate winning a true Democratic pro-choice majority in the Virginia Senate and to congratulate the nine EMILYs List-endorsed women who won their elections. We know these pro-choice champions will serve as a brick wall to protect reproductive rights in the face of MAGA extremists who continue to put politics before people. Together, we’ll continue to fight to protect Virginians’ rights to make decisions about their own bodies.” 

EMILYs List congratulates the following state Senate candidates:

  • Lashrecse Aird, VA-SD13
  • L. Louise Lucas, VA-SD18
  • Angelia Williams Graves, VA-SD21
  • Danica Roem, VA-SD30
  • Russet Perry, VA-SD31
  • Jennifer Carroll Foy, VA-SD33
  • Stella Pekarsky, VA-SD36
  • Jennifer Boysko, VA-SD38
  • Barbara Favola, VA-SD40

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.