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EMILYs List Endorses Three Candidates for The Iowa Legislature

May 27, 2022

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2022 

EMILY's List Endorses Three Candidates for The Iowa Legislature

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

“EMILYs List is proud to support three pro-choice champions running to represent their communities in the Iowa Legislature. These candidates are prepared to step up and fight back against Republican efforts to obstruct abortion access in the state and across the country. We are thrilled to stand with them as they tirelessly advocate for a better future for all Iowans.”

EMILY's List endorsed the following slate of candidates:

  • Sonya Heitshusen (IA-HD28)
  • Megan Srinivas (IA-HD30)
  • Mary Madison (IA-HD31)

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.