For Immediate Release
March 27, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Seven More Women Leaders for North Carolina Down Ballot Races
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed seven more women leaders for the North Carolina General Assembly and statewide offices. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“These seven women leaders are running to bring meaningful change in North Carolina. Their diversity of experience and background, and their deep commitment to advocacy will bring much-needed progress to a state where political leaders have too often put partisanship over people. Fighting to improve the quality of public education, secure North Carolina’s elections, and advocate for equality, EMILYs List is confident that they will champion the values most important to North Carolina’s working families, and we are proud to endorse their campaigns.”
EMILYs List endorsed the following women:
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)
Terri LeGrand (SD-31)
DeAndrea Salvador (SD-39)
These endorsements are in addition to 17 previously endorsed EMILYs List candidates in North Carolina: Beth Wood (Auditor), Jenna Wadsworth (Commissioner of Agriculture), Natalie Murdock (SD-20), 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.