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EMILY’s List Endorses Six Women Leaders for Re-Election to the North Carolina General Assembly

For Immediate Release

November 13, 2019

EMILY’s List Endorses Six Women Leaders for Re-Election to the North Carolina General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed six women leaders for re-election to the North Carolina General Assembly. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“Pro-choice Democratic women have been on the front line demanding change and championing progressive policies that put women and families first. From the North Carolina GOP’s use of shameful tactics to undermine the democratic process during the budget fight to their failed attempts to enact dangerous, anti-choice legislation that would keep women from making their own health care decisions, we’ve seen how out of touch Republicans are with their constituents and how critical progressive women’s voices have been in the fight to move North Carolina forward. It is crucial that we send these six women back to Raleigh in 2020 and EMILY’s List is proud to stand with them in their bids for re-election.”

EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates:

Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield (HD-24)

Representative Julie von Haefen (HD-36)

Representative Sydney Batch (HD-37)

Representative Christy Clark (HD-98)

Representative Rachel Hunt (HD-103)

Senator Natasha Marcus (SD-41)

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