For Immediate Release
October 11, 2018
Nelson Dollar Misleads North Carolina Women About His Health Care Record
WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Carolina Republican state Representative Nelson Dollar has begun airing a misleading ad that attempts to hide his real record on women’s health care. EMILYs List Vice President of Communications Christina Reynolds released the following statement in response:
“Nelson Dollar’s claim that he is a 'leading advocate for women’s health' is laughable and insulting to the women of North Carolina. They know his real record of voting again and again for extreme anti-abortion legislation, to defund women’s health care providers, and to use the state budget to funnel more than a million dollars to religious, anti-choice clinics designed to mislead women about their own reproductive health care. North Carolina women need a real advocate they can count on. That advocate is Julie von Haefen.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.