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EMILY’s List Announces First Round of Iowa Legislative Endorsements Ahead of June Primary

For Immediate Release
May 14, 2018

EMILY’s List Announces First Round of Iowa Legislative Endorsements Ahead of June Primary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, made its first round of Iowa legislative endorsements ahead of the June 5th primary, endorsing six women leaders for the Iowa state legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“Whether it’s passing the strictest anti-choice law in the nation or gutting access to affordable health care, Iowa Republicans have proven their top priority is dismantling the rights of women and families statewide. These six women are already using their voices to fight back and speak up for the needs of their communities. Electing pro-choice Democratic women to be at the table is crucial to ensuring Iowa voters finally have the voice they deserve.” 

EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates: 

Molly Donahue (HD-68)
Lori Egan (HD-56)
Ann Fields (HD-28)
Lindsay James (HD-99)
Mary Stewart (SD-41)
Janice Weiner (SD-37) 

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