“Leslie Cohen is an entrepreneur, activist, and dedicated community volunteer. As one of the many women running for office for the first time, Leslie will bring a fresh perspective to the North Carolina legislature, and EMILY’s List is excited to stand with her,” said Geri Prado, senior director of state and local campaigns at EMILY’s List.

“Fired up and ready to go after winning her primary for House District 20, Leslie brings a willingness to fight to the General Assembly. She will not be cowed by corporate interests or dark donors; Leslie is ready to advocate for good jobs, clean water, fair schools, and pristine beaches. By focusing on the issues that matter to voters, Leslie knows we can oust Holly Grange and move North Carolina Forward Again!”

Working for the betterment of the state work force and for more than 9 million North Carolinians who depend upon the valuable services state employees provide.


NASW-NC’s Political Action for Candidate Elections Committee (PACE) is happy to be endorsing Leslie Cohen for the 2018 general election.

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals
dedicated to protecting people’s rights through community, education, and advocacy.

“You demonstrated a clear recognition of current environmental issues facing North Carolina, and a serious commitment to prioritizing them if elected. We commend you for your dedication to the environment, your communities, and the well-being of North Carolina. ” – Dan Crawford | Director of Governmental Relations, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters

Clean Cape Fear is proud to endorse Leslie Cohen in her race for the 20th House District of the NC General Assembly. Leslie is a CLEAN WATER CANDIDATE who will support public policy that puts our health and our environment before corporate profits.

“Our members understand now more than ever how important it is to elect courageous leaders who will stand up for students, educators, and their communities. We look forward to working with you to make North Carolina public schools some of the strongest in the nation.” – Mark Jewell, NCAE President

The North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club advocates across the state from the mountains to the coast, and in our capitol, for a clean, healthy North Carolina.


Candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood Votes South Atlantic can be counted on to promote access to basic reproductive health care such as birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings and family planning in the state legislature. PPVSAT is proud to support candidates who believe in a woman’s right to make her own deeply personal pregnancy decisions, no matter what.

“On behalf of the NC AFL-CIO I am pleased to inform you that you have won endorsement for the primary and the 2018 election cycle. Good luck. I am hoping to see NC return to sanity and empathy for its working people.”  – Herb Harton, President – Southeastern NC Central Labor Council


Equality NC and Equality NC Action Fund PAC is proud to announce endorsements for the 2018 elections. We evaluated candidates using multiple factors, including responses to a LGBTQ-issue-based questionnaire, candidate interviews, public position statements, and past voting records.


“As the progressive candidate in the race, Leslie is stepping up to be a powerful voice for the residents of North Carolina House District 20.”


Thank you for standing with us against gun violence. Together, we look forward to showing that Gun Sense is a winning issue and gun safety is non-negotiable.


Please note however, being a Gun Sense Candidate should not be considered a formal endorsement from Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and multiple candidates running in the same race may receive the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction.

Leap Forward seeks to find and promote candidates for office who understand that gun violence is a political problem that must be solved politically, and who know that when it comes to gun safety, voters deserve a clearly stated position.

The Young Democrats of New Hanover County

We proudly endorse Leslie Cohen for NC House Seat 20

Suit Up Wilmington

We proudly endorse Leslie Cohen for NC House Seat 20