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EMILYs List Puts Michelle Steel “On Notice”

February 22, 2023

EMILYs List Puts Michelle Steel “On Notice”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that it was placing Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-45) “On Notice.” Steel 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. Michelle Steel is one of the most virulently anti-choice politicians in the state of California. She voted against the Women’s Health Protection Act, cosponsored a bill that sought to allow providers to refuse to provide contraception on religious grounds, cosponsored an abortion ban that would have opened the doors to banning certain kinds of birth control, and accepted the endorsement of right-wing extremist group Susan B. Anthony List, which seeks to end abortion nationwide. There is nothing she will stop at to roll back the rights and freedoms of her constituents, and she must be replaced in the upcoming election.”

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.