EMILY'S List endorses Lois Capps

Calling her “a determined and valuable voice of reason for women and families,” EMILY’s List has endorsed Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, for reelection to Congress.

The organization, which calls itself “the nation’s largest resource for women in politics,” alluded to Capps’ 20 years as a nurse and 10 years as a part-time instructor in early childhood education.

They also lauded her for founding Santa Barbara County’s Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Project and directing the Parent Child Enrichment Center.

Capps was first elected to Congress in 1998, and has led efforts to improve health care for women, including authoring the Nurse Reinvestment Act and the HEART for Women Act, EMILY’s List said in a news release.

Founded in 1985, EMILY’s List claims 900,000 members.

On its website, the group says its mission is to elect Democrat women who favor abortion rights.

The group’s name is an acronym for “Early Money Is Like Yeast,” according to its website.