• Press Release

EMILYs List Endorses Eight Democratic Women for Election to Virginia’s State Legislature

August 2, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed eight additional Democratic pro-choice women for election to Virginia’s state legislature. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“As Virginia’s election draws closer, we have seen how hard anti-choice Republican extremists have been working to force abortion bans on the Commonwealth. It is critical that we elect Democratic pro-choice champions like these eight women, who will fight back and ensure that Virginia remains a haven for reproductive health care. EMILYs List is proud to endorse these candidates for office, and we have full faith in their commitment to protecting our rights, defending our democracy, and making their communities a better place.”

EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates for election:

  • Angelia Williams Graves, VA-SD21
  • Jennifer Carroll Foy, VA-SD33
  • Stella Pekarsky, VA-SD36
  • Karen Keys-Gamarra, VA-HD07
  • Rae Cousins, VA-HD79
  • Karen Jenkins, VA-HD89
  • Bonita Anthony, VA-HD92
  • Kelly Convirs-Fowler, VA-HD96