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EMILYs List Congratulates Seven Candidates for Advancing to the General Election for the NC

May 18, 2022

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2022

EMILY's List Congratulates Seven Candidates for Advancing to the General Election for the North Carolina General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated seven women for advancing to the general election for the North Carolina General Assembly. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“We are proud to congratulate seven EMILYs List-endorsed candidates who have advanced to the general election to represent their communities in the North Carolina General Assembly. These candidates are dedicated to advancing equity and justice across the state, advocating for policies that promote equitable education, civil and voting rights, and economic justice. And amid a nation-wide attack on our reproductive freedom, these women are committed to ensuring that every member of their communities can exercise reproductive control over their own bodies. EMILYs List is thrilled to support these pro-choice champions for election to the North Carolina General Assembly.”

EMILY's List congratulated the following slate of candidates for advancing to the general election:

  • Kandie Smith (NC-SD05)
  • Lisa Grafstein (NC-SD13)
  • Julie Mayfield (NC-SD49)
  • Rosa Gill (NC-HD33)
  • Renée Price (NC-HD50)
  • Sarah Crawford (NC-HD66)
  • Carla Catalán Day (NC-HD74)

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.