Today, Women Winning announced the endorsement of nine pro-choice women running for the Minnesota Legislature in 2020.
“From Southeast Minnesota to the North Shore, the Twin Cities Metro to the Iron Range, pro-choice women across our state are stepping up to run for office and flip seats in the Minnesota Legislature,” said Meggie Wittorf, Executive Director of Women Winning. “Women Winning is proud to endorse nine impressive leaders this February. They join a formidable slate of candidates who will expand pro-choice women’s representation in the Minnesota House, flip the anti-choice Minnesota Senate, and protect reproductive rights in Minnesota. The energy to elect women up and down the ballot is high with Minnesotans already organizing for precinct caucuses on February 25th and Election Day in November. ”
Women Winning is proud to endorse four pro-choice women running for Minnesota Senate:
Aleta Borrud, Senate District 26
Chris Eaton, Senate District 40*
Sara Flick, Senate District 25
Michelle Lee, Senate District 11
Women Winning is proud to endorse five pro-choice women running for Minnesota House of Representatives:
Esther Agbaje, House District 59B
Emma Greenman, House District 63B
Jess Hanson, House District 56A
Sydney Jordan, House District 60A**
Cheryl Youakim, House District 46B*
** Sydney Jordan was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in a special election held on February 4, 2020. She is now running to serve a full term in the Minnesota Legislature and will appear on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.
Women Winning makes endorsements throughout the year, and these endorsements are in addition to 14 previous endorsements of pro-choice women running for the Minnesota Senate and 29 pro-choice women running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2020. With escalating threats to reproductive rights at the federal level, the Minnesota Legislature plays a critical role in determining access to reproductive healthcare. Pro-choice women, currently comprising less than 25% of the Minnesota House and less than 15% of the Minnesota Senate, are the strongest advocates for reproductive rights, and Women Winning’s targeted endorsement program aims to ensure they are equally represented at decision-making tables.