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EMILYs List Statement on Texas Democrats Protecting Democracy

July 14, 2021

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2021

EMILYs List Statement on Texas Democrats Protecting Democracy

On Monday, 13 EMILYs List leaders in the Texas House of Representatives joined their colleagues and left the state in a bid to deny Republicans the quorum needed to pass new voting restrictions and anti-choice legislation. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“We commend the brave leaders in the Texas House of Representatives who refuse to allow Republicans to strip citizens of their voting rights. In Texas and across the country, GOP-led efforts to undermine our democratic values remind us of the importance of electing strong women to office at every level of government. EMILYs List will continue to work to elect more Democratic pro-choice women to lead the fight against these anti-freedom, anti-democracy agendas.” 

The 13 EMILYs List women standing up for Texans’ voting rights are:

Erin Zwiener (District 45)

Vikki Goodwin (District 47)

Donna Howard (District 48)

Gina Hinojosa (District 49)

Celia Israel (District 50)

Michelle Beckley (District 65)

Ana-Maria Ramos (District 102)

Terry Meza (District 105)

Victoria Neave (District 107)

Rhetta Bowers (District 113)

Julie Johnson (District 115)

Alma Allen (District 131)

Ann Johnson (District 134)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 158 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.