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EMILYs List Puts John Duarte “On Notice”

February 22, 2023

EMILYs List Puts John Duarte “On Notice”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that it was placing Rep. John Duarte (CA-13) “On Notice.” Duarte 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. John Duarte is supposed to represent the needs of his constituents, but in the last election, he happily accepted an endorsement from a right-wing, anti-choice extremist group that supports banning abortion with no exceptions, even though the majority of Californians support the right to an abortion. Out-of-touch Duarte also made one of his first acts in office voting for anti-abortion legislation. It is critical that we defeat Duarte in the upcoming cycle and ensure that a true pro-choice champion is elected in his place.”

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.