Emily’s List claims to be a leading advocate on behalf of Pro-Choice, Progressive Democratic Women. However many are now calling into question why an organization with the main objective of supporting female progressive democratic leaders has not endorsed a single African American Congressional candidate, including Congresswoman Karen Bass and Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Furthermore, Emily’s List has been sending out misinformation attacking Senator Isadore Hall, accusing him of not supporting equality gender in support of their candidate Nannette Barragan.
Emilys List sent out information to its members and donors accusing Hall of not voting to support a bill of gender equality. However, the truth is that Hall was stuck on the tarmac at LAX, was excused from the vote and actually co-authored the bill in question and voted for the final language to send to the governor. The fact that Hall was stuck on the tarmac at LAX and that he co-sponsored the bill seemed to be inconsequential.
However, more interesting that the propaganda surrounding the Hall Gender Equality Legislation is that the list of names and the images of candidates for Congress endorsed by Emily’s List seems to not include a single African-American. An organization designed to “even the playing field” by electing more women to office appears to have a secondary objective: kick black members to the curb.
Nowhere is this seen more clearly than with Emily’s List’s endorsement of beach city councilwoman Nanette Barragan.
A high-priced corporate lawyer, Barragan lives in the upscale seaside community of Hermosa Beach. Barragan has refused to even move into the district currently represented by Janice Hahn. Congresswoman Hahn has endorsed lifelong Compton resident and current Senator Isadore Hall for the seat she’s leaving as she follows in to the footsteps of her father Kenneth Hahn and makes a path to the LA County Board of Supervisors.
Congresswoman Hahn is joined by Congresswoman Karen Bass and dozens of female and male local, state and national leaders who support Hall for congress and many find it interesting that Emily’s List conveniently is not supporting these African American female community leaders and wondering if it is because of their support for Senator Hall?
Watts, Compton and Inglewood don’t have very much in common with Hermosa Beach where Nannette Barragan resides and the issues facing these communities are drastically different. But more importantly why has Emily’s List who fought against Barack Obama in 2008, failed to identify a single African American to support for Congress in 2016.