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EMILYs List Endorses 15 More Women Leaders for the Georgia General Assembly

September 23, 2020

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2020

EMILYs List Endorses 15 More Women Leaders for the Georgia General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 15 more women leaders for the Georgia General Assembly. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement: 

“EMILYs List is thrilled to expand our endorsements in Georgia with these ambitious and hardworking leaders whose backgrounds, families, and livelihoods represent the diversity that makes Georgia so great. As health care workers, attorneys, farmers, and small business owners, they are uniquely qualified to address the challenges women and working families face. While state Republicans work to suppress the voices of Georgia’s voters, these women are fighting tirelessly to ensure that every Georgian is heard at the polls and in the halls of the State Capitol. EMILYs List is proud to stand with these women leaders who will unapologetically push for progress in the General Assembly, and we look forward to crossing the finish line with them in November.” 

EMILYs List endorsed the following women: 
Kelly Rose (SD-17)
Kim Jackson (SD-41)
Michelle Au (SD-48) 
Sarah Beeson (SD-56) 
Luisa Wakeman (HD-43)
Connie Di Cicco (HD-44) 
Sara Ghazal (HD-45)
Shea Roberts (HD-52) 
Stacey Evans (HD-57) 
Nakita Hemingway (HD-104) 
Rebecca Mitchell (HD-106) 
Regina Lewis-Ward (HD-109)
Mokah Jasmine Johnson (HD-117)
Joyce Barlow (HD-151)
Julie Jordan (HD-179)

The endorsements are in addition to the 12 previously endorsed EMILYs List women in Georgia: Jen Jordan (SD-06), Nikki Merritt (SD-09), Sally Harrell (SD-40), Mary Frances Williams (HD-37), Mary Robichaux (HD-48), Angelika Kausche (HD-50), Betsy Holland (HD-54), Bee Nguyen (HD-89), Beth Moore (HD-95), Donna McLeod (HD-105), Shelly Hutchinson (HD-107), and Jasmine Clark (HD-108). 

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 55,000 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.