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EMILY’s List Endorses Seven Women Leaders for the California State Assembly

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2019

EMILY’s List Endorses Seven Women Leaders for the California State Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed seven women leaders for the California State Assembly. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“California is at the forefront of enacting progressive policies, many of which were authored and supported by pro-choice Democratic women in office. These assemblywomen have recently led efforts to expand access to maternal and child health care, reduce homelessness, and improve college affordability. EMILY’s List is proud to continue supporting these candidates because we know that they are strong, effective voices for their communities.”

EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates:
Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD-16)
Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath (AD-76)
Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes (AD-60)
Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (AD-44)
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (AD-74)
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65)
Assemblywoman Christy Smith (AD-38)

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 46,000 women have 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.