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EMILYs List Endorses 11 Women Leaders for Ohio’s State Legislature

April 12, 2018

For Immediate Release

April 12, 2018

EMILY's List Endorses 11 Women Leaders for Ohio's State Legislature 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 11 women leaders for the Ohio state legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“The recent efforts of Ohio's Republican state legislature to pass the most radical anti-choice legislation in the country illustrate exactly why Ohio women and families need new and better leadership. These 11 pro-choice, Democratic women have stepped up to challenge these discriminatory policies and defend working families. They are the fighters that Ohio's women and working families deserve to protect access to quality, affordable health care and expand economic opportunity. EMILY's List is proud to stand with these women as they work to move Ohio forward.”

EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of challengers and incumbents:

Christine Fisher (HD-27)

Erica Crawley (HD-26)

Jessica Miranda (HD-28)

Lauren Friedman (SD-29)

Lisa Sobecki (HD-45)

Lorraine Wilburn (HD-48)

Louise Valentine (SD-19)

Nickie J. Antonio (SD-23)

Paula Hicks-Hudson (HD-44)

Rachel Crooks (HD-88)

Sandra Williams (SD-21)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.