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EMILYs List Endorses Nineteen Women Leaders for North Carolina’s State Legislature

May 10, 2018

For Immediate Release
May 10,  2018

EMILY's List Endorses Nineteen Women Leaders for North Carolina's State Legislature 

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

“Under Republican leadership, public education and voting rights have come under attack in North Carolina. The Republican state legislature is more concerned with pushing their ​​agenda than protecting the people they were elected to represent and it's time to hold them accountable. These nineteen women have stepped in to give North Carolina voters the voice they deserve. Electing pro-choice Democratic women to state offices is an important step in building up the pipeline in this critical swing state with a history of illegal gerrymandering. EMILY's List is proud to endorse these impressive women leaders who have what it takes to fight for change for North Carolina's women and working families.” 

EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of challengers and incumbents: 
​​Cynthia Ball (HD-49)
Sydney Batch (HD-37)
Jean Farmer Butterfield (HD-24)
Christy Clark (HD-98)
Ashton Clemmons (HD-57)
Leslie Cohen  (HD-20)
Allison Dahle (HD-11)
Julie Von Haefen (HD-36)
Rachel Hunt (HD-103)
Terri LeGrand (HD-74)
Jen Mangrum (SD-30)
Natasha Marcus (SD-41)
Lisa Mathis (HD-51)
Erica McAdoo (HD 63)
Helen Probst Mills (SD-25)
Marcia Morgan (HD-19)
Rhonda Cole Schandevel (HD-118)
Martha Shafer (HD-62)
Aimy Steele (HD-82)

EMILY's List also endorsed Satana Deberry for Durham County District Attorney. Deberry won her primary Tuesday night and will advance to the general election. 

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.