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EMILYs List Endorses Nine More Women Leaders for the North Carolina General Assembly

June 10, 2020

For Immediate Release
June 10, 2020

EMILYs List Endorses Nine More Women Leaders for the North Carolina General Assembly

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

“EMILYs List is excited to endorse nine outstanding leaders for the North Carolina General Assembly. Each of these women have dedicated their lives to serving others, from fighting for criminal justice reform, serving in local office, and educating North Carolina’s children. They have each made change happen in their communities, and now they are fighting to do the same in Raleigh by ousting a Republican majority that is more committed to pushing a dangerous agenda and undermining the democratic process, than addressing the needs of their constituents. EMILYs List is proud to support the visions for progress of these nine women leaders and we look forward to flipping the General Assembly from red to blue.” 

EMILYs List endorsed the following women:
Ernestine Bazemore (SD-03)
Donna Lake (SD-07)
Helen Probst Mills (SD-25)
Emily Nicholson (HD-01) 
Virginia Cox-Daugherty (HD-12) 
Vernetta Alston (HD-29)
Kimberly Hardy (HD-43)
Nicole Quick (HD-59)
Gail Young (HD-83)

These endorsements are in addition to 24 previously endorsed EMILYs List candidates in North Carolina: Beth Wood (Auditor), Jenna Wadsworth (Commissioner of Agriculture), Jessica Holmes (Commissioner of Labor), Yvonne Lewis Holley (Lieutenant Governor), Elaine Marshall (Secretary of State), Jen Mangrum (State Superintendent of Public Instruction), Sarah Crawford (SD-18), Natalie Murdock (SD-20), Terri LeGrand (SD-31), DeAndrea Salvador (SD-39), Natasha Marcus (SD-41), Julie Mayfield (SD-49), Marcia Morgan (HD-19), Jean Farmer-Butterfield (HD-24), Rosa Gill (HD-33), Julie von Haefen (HD-36), Sydney Batch (HD-37), Frances Jackson (HD-45), Verla Insko (HD-56), Evelyn Terry (HD-71), Aimy Steele (HD-82), Christy Clark (HD-98), Becky Carney (HD-102), and Rachel Hunt (HD-103).

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 50,000 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.