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EMILYs List Endorses Eight Democratic Pro-Choice Women for Election to North Carolina’s State Legislature

February 22, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed eight Democratic pro-choice women for election and reelection to North Carolina’s state legislature. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“In North Carolina, extremist Republicans have already passed one abortion ban, and if they keep their legislative supermajority they will only further jeopardize our rights. We can’t let them win. Making sure women like these eight pro-choice champions get into office and stay in office is at the heart of EMILYs List’s mission, and we are honored to stand by each of them. Their dedication to our fundamental freedoms is unmatched.”

EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates for election and reelection:

  • Lisa Grafstein, NC-SD13 
  • Val Applewhite, NC-SD19 
  • Woodson Bradley, NC-SD42 
  • Evonne Hopkins, NC-HD35 
  • Safiyah Jackson, NC-HD37 
  • Diamond Staton-Williams, NC-HD73 
  • Laura Budd, NC-HD103 
  • Lindsey Prather, NC-HD115

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.