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EMILYs List Endorses 21 Candidates for Election in California

October 7, 2022

October 7, 2022 

EMILYs List Endorses 21 Candidates for Election in California

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 21 additional candidates for election in California. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is proud to support an additional 21 women for election in California. We need pro-choice leaders elected to all levels of office to continue to defend and expand reproductive care access for all. We need leaders willing to stand up and advocate for not only Californians’ rights, but for out-of-state patients seeking reproductive care. In a post-Roe world, California has become a safe haven for women in need of abortion care making it critical that we elect these pro-choice champions into office.”

EMILY's List endorsed the following slate of candidates in California:

  • Fiona Ma (CA-Treasurer)
  • Caroline Menjivar (CA-SD20)
  • Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (CA-SD28)
  • Stephanie Nguyen (CA-AD10)
  • Lori Wilson (CA-AD11)
  • Sara Aminzadeh (CA-AD12)
  • Liz Ortega (CA-AD20)
  • Diane Papan (CA-AD21)
  • Esmeralda Soria (CA-AD27)
  • Dawn Addis (CA-AD30)
  • Pilar Schiavo (CA-AD40)
  • Christy Holstege (CA-AD47)
  • Wendy Carrillo (CA-AD52)
  • Tina McKinnor (CA-AD61)
  • Blanca Pacheco (CA-AD64)
  • Farrah Khan (CA-Irvine Mayor)
  • Helen Tran (CA-San Bernardino Mayor)
  • Cindy Chavez (CA-San Jose Mayor)
  • Erica Stewart (San Luis Obispo Mayor)
  • Katy Young Yaroslavsky (CA-LA City Council District 15)
  • Traci Park (CA-LA City Council District 11)

These endorsements are in addition to the previously endorsed EMILYs List candidates headed to the general election in California: Eleni Kounalakis (Lt. Gov.), Shirley Weber (Secretary of State), Malia Cohen (Controller), Paula Villescaz (CA-SD06), Angelique Ashby (CA-SD08),  Kimberly Carr (CA-SD36), Catherine Blakespear (CA-SD38), Jessica Self (CA-AD22), Gail Pellerin (CA-AD28), Jacqui Irwin (CA-AD42), Laura Friedman (CA-AD44), Cottie Petrie-Norris (CA-AD73), Karen Bass (LA Mayor), Lindsey Horvath (LA County Board of Supervisors, District 3).

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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.