FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2022
Women Vote Invests $2.7 Million Supporting Cheri Beasley in North Carolina
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List Women Vote announced its first expenditure in North Carolina’s Senate race, highlighting with a television ad that 85% of North Carolinians “Agree,” with Cheri Beasley that abortion should remain legal, while her anti-choice, extremist opponent Ted Budd has advanced policy that would jail doctors for performing the essential medical procedure, with no exceptions. The ad will air for two weeks in six markets across North Carolina as well as on statewide satellite. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler remarked on the importance of this investment with the following statement:
“At a time when our fundamental freedoms are under attack, EMILYs List is dedicated to standing with pro-choice champion Cheri Beasley in her North Carolina Senate campaign. Beasley is a battle-tested trailblazer, and we know she has what it takes to make history as North Carolina’s first African American senator, defeating radical, out-of-touch Ted Budd.”
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.