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“Virginia, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. The results are in, and while they may not be what we had hoped for, this is just the beginning,” said Delegate Hala Ayala. “I want to congratulate my opponent on making history and paving the way for future women leaders who look like us. We may not be able to claim victory today, but we know that the results of this election are simply a minor setback in our larger fight for progress.”

This morning, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, held an election day press call with Attorney General Mark Herring and DPVA Chair Susan Swecker to lay out the stakes of today’s election and deliver their closing messages to voters.

Access audio of this morning’s press call here

In case you missed it, the Richmond Free Press Editorial Board has endorsed Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia over Winsome Sears and her running mates, who “would do little or nothing to help African-American families and people of color,” and “have expressed little concern about the health and safety of people of color in the pandemic by rejecting vaccination and mask mandates.” 

After voting early and casting her ballot for this Tuesday’s elections in Virginia, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, held a press conference to emphasize the importance of keeping the Lieutenant Governor’s seat blue to protect the progress our Democratic majority has made over the past two years. 

In case you missed it, the Washington Post recently featured an opinion column proving once again that Winsome Sears is far too extreme for Virginia. While Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, advances Virginians’ priorities, her opponent is out of step with Virginians’ views and is fighting to roll back the progress the Commonwealth has made on abortion rights, commonsense gun safety reforms, and COVID-19 recovery.

“With so much at stake this election cycle, the choice is clear. In order to move our Commonwealth forward, Virginians must choose science, truth, and common decency — all represented by our Democratic ticket. While Republicans are campaigning on misinformation, resentment, and stripping Virginians of our fundamental rights, Terry, Mark, and I are committed to expanding access to affordable health care, investing in our public schools and teachers, helping women re-enter the workforce, and protecting an individual’s right to choose.”