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EMILYs List Puts Mike Lawler “On Notice”

February 22, 2023

EMILYs List Puts Mike Lawler “On Notice”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced that it was placing Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17) “On Notice.” Lawler 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. Mike Lawler unquestionably stands against reproductive freedom, and in Congress he has voted for legislation that would put doctors at risk of prosecution and spread disinformation about abortion. He also supported the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, stripping millions of reproductive health care in a single instant. Lawler has only been in Congress a few weeks, but his time is already up — we must vote him out and replace him in the next election with someone who will truly represent the needs of New York’s 17th 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.