• Press Release

Nevada Republicans Should Accept State Senator Woodhouse’s Victory and Move On

August 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, blasted Nevada Republicans for reportedly attempting a recall effort against State Senator Joyce Woodhouse. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“Last November, Nevada voters made a clear statement about the direction they wanted for their state, and they re-elected State Senator Joyce Woodhouse because she fights tirelessly for Nevadan families and communities.”

“Instead of honoring the voters’ choice in State Senator Woodhouse, Nevada Republicans are wasting time and taxpayer dollars all for political gain. Nevada Republicans should stop trying to steal this seat and accept the results of last year’s election.” 

Last year, EMILY's List was proud to endorse State Senator Woodhouse for re-election as part of an historic all-women ticket in Nevada.

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.