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EMILYs List Endorses Seven Democratic Pro-Choice Women for Election to the Minnesota State Legislature

June 14, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed seven Democratic pro-choice women for election to the Minnesota state Legislature. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is proud to endorse these Democratic pro-choice women to the Minnesota state Legislature. Each of them is prepared to protect reproductive freedom in Minnesota and fight back against the state’s extremist Republicans who are doing everything in their power to roll back our rights. It is critical that we elect these women to safeguard Democratic control and continue the important work–championing accessible health care, creating safer communities, and defending our fundamental freedoms–in the Democratic-led state Legislature. They are leaders and advocates, and EMILYs List is confident in the work each of these women will do to ensure freedom and equality for every Minnesotan.”

EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates for election:

  • Kari Rehrauer, MN-SD35B 
  • Janelle Calhoun, MN-HD36A
  • Brion Curran, MN-HD36B
  • Laurie Wolfe, MN-HD37A 
  • Lucia Wroblewski, MN-HD41A
  • Jen Fox, MN-HD41B
  • Tracey Breazeale, MN-HD45A 

These candidates join nine other Democratic pro-choice women endorsed by EMILYs List for the Minnesota state Legislature this cycle: Kim Hicks (MN-HD25A), Kristin Bahner (MN-HD37B), Lucy Rehm (MN-HD48B), Kissy Coakley (MN-HD49A), Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (MN-HD49B), Mary Frances Clardy (MN-HD53A), Jess Hanson (MN-HD55A), Kaela Berg (MN-HD55B), and Kristi Pursell (MN-HD58A).

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.