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EMILYs List Puts Don Bacon “On Notice”

February 22, 2023

EMILYs List Puts Don Bacon “On Notice”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that it was placing Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) “On Notice.” Bacon 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:

“Rep. Don Bacon is so extreme, he told the right-wing anti-abortion group, Nebraska Right to Life, that he supported banning abortion with no exceptions, not even to save the life of the pregnant person. Pregnant people everywhere are at risk with Bacon in Congress. He has voted for multiple bills that would restrict abortion access across the country, and he is proud of his dangerous anti-choice record. There is no question about it: Bacon must absolutely be voted out in the next election, and replaced with someone who will actually represent the needs of Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District.”

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.