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EMILYs List Endorses Slate of Candidates for Election in California

May 27, 2022

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2022 

EMILY's List Endorses Slate of Candidates for Election in California

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 11 women for election in California. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to announce that we are endorsing 11 pro-choice champions for election to state and local government in California. As politicians and judges across the country pursue abortion bans and attack reproductive freedom, these Democratic pro-choice women will ensure that the state remains an abortion sanctuary both for Californians and for the people in neighboring states who are forced to travel to access care. Abortion is on the ballot this midterm cycle, and we are proud to support the women tenaciously fighting for our rights and advancing justice across the state and the region.”

EMILY's List endorsed the following slate of challengers and incumbents:

  • Jessica Self (CA-AD22)
  • Gail Pellerin (CA-AD28)
  • Andrea Rosenthal (CA-AD39)
  • Jacqui Irwin (CA-AD42)
  • Laura Friedman (CA-AD44)
  • Cottie Petrie-Norris (CA-AD73)
  • Paula Villescaz (CA-SD06)
  • Kimberly Carr (CA-SD36)
  • Catherine Blakespear (CA-SD38)
  • Hilda Solis (LA County Board of Supervisors)
  • Lindsey Horvath (LA County Board of Supervisors)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.