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EMILYs List Puts David Valadao “On Notice”

February 22, 2023

EMILYs List Puts David Valadao “On Notice”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that it was placing Rep. David Valadao (CA-22) “On Notice.” Valadao joins 22 other extremist anti-choice House Republicans as some of EMILYs List’s top targets to defeat in the 2024 election cycle. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“Over the years, Rep. David Valadao has repeatedly voted for extreme abortion bans that would impose criminal penalties on doctors and health care professionals and place dangerous barriers between patients and getting the care they need. Valadao also cosponsored a bill that would have banned all abortions as well as in-vitro fertilization and even certain kinds of birth control, showing just how out-of-touch he is with the majority of Californians. Valadao cannot be allowed to continue to put our rights and freedoms at risk.”

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.