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EMILYs List Endorses Two More Women Leaders for the North Carolina House of Representatives

September 8, 2020

For Immediate Release
September 8, 2020

EMILYs List Endorses Two More Women Leaders for the North Carolina House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed two more women leaders for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:  

“EMILYs List is thrilled to expand our endorsements in North Carolina with Cindy Deporter and Linda Cooper-Suggs. With Cindy's service in Raleigh’s Department of Health and Human Services and Linda's experience as a former teacher, these women are the progressive champions North Carolinians need in Raleigh. Democrats only need to flip six seats to gain the majority in the state House, and we are confident that they, alongside 17 other endorsed state House candidates, can get the job done. At a time when women, children, and families are facing unprecedented attacks on their health care coverage, reproductive freedoms, and economic security, EMILYs List is committed to electing pro-choice champions like Cindy and Lisa to fight back against the Republican Party’s dangerous agenda. 

EMILYs List has put Republicans from both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly “On Notice” for their ongoing attempts to turn back the clock on women’s rights. We look forward to ensuring that these strong pro-choice Democratic women leaders are at the table to draw fair legislative maps and fight for working families in November.” 

EMILYs List endorsed the following women: 
Cindy Deporter (HD-02)
Linda Cooper-Suggs (HD-24)

These endorsements are in addition to 32 women EMILYs List has already endorsed in North Carolina: Beth Wood (Auditor), Jenna Wadsworth (Commissioner of Agriculture), Jessica Holmes (Commissioner of Labor), Jen Mangrum (State Superintendent of Public Instruction), Yvonne Lewis Holley (Lieutenant Governor), Elaine Marshall (Secretary of State), Ernestine Bazemore (SD-03), Donna Lake (SD-07), Sarah Crawford (SD-18), Natalie Murdock (SD-20), Helen Probst Mills (SD-25), Terri LeGrand (SD-31), DeAndrea Salvador (SD-39), Natasha Marcus (SD-41), Julie Mayfield (SD-49), Emily Nicholson (HD-01), Virginia Cox-Daugherty (HD-12), Marcia Morgan (HD-19), Vernetta Alston (HD-29), Rosa Gill (HD-33), Julie von Haefen (HD-36), Sydney Batch (HD-37), Kimberly Hardy (HD-43), Frances Jackson (HD-45), Verla Insko (HD-56), Nicole Quick (HD-59), Evelyn Terry (HD-71), Aimy Steele (HD-82), Gail Young (HD-83), 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 55,000 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.