FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed three Democratic pro-choice women for election and reelection to Texas’ state House. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“The people of Texas have been living under state Republicans’ anti-abortion extremism for far too long, and to restore their freedoms we must elect Democratic pro-choice champions like these three women. Texans deserve access to reproductive health care and to be able to determine the courses of their lives and their futures. EMILYs List is proud to stand by these women, and we know that they will give their all to fight for our rights.”
EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates for election and reelection:
- Mihaela Plesa, TX-HD70
- Averie Bishop, TX-HD112
- Kristian Carranza, TX-HD118
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.