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“In the year since I first announced my candidacy for lieutenant governor, I have been honored with the opportunity to connect with Virginians across the state who have trusted me with their stories and struggles, and that is who I'm fighting for,” said Delegate Hala Ayala

"I am proud to join so many across our nation and Commonwealth to honor Juneteenth - a day of somber remembrance and also celebration. For over two centuries our nation has celebrated the fourth of July as independence day - but not all Americans were truly free. Now thanks to President Biden and Governor Northam, we have a holiday that truly commemorates the legacy of slavery in our country."

"Thank you to the voters who believed in our vision and voted to make history tonight. I am also grateful to my family, including my children, Chedrick and Amber, our volunteers, supporters, interns, and staff, and all of the elected officials and grassroots activists who supported our campaign and worked so hard to help share our vision for a stronger future."

Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, released her plan to protect reproductive rights and expand access to care this afternoon. Her comprehensive plan comes as the Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case that it would hear a case about the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, directly challenging Roe v. Wade

"I am pleased to endorse Delegate Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Watts. “Delegate Ayala is a principled legislator with a deep understanding of policy and how this can better the lives of Virginians. Hala is the strong and compassionate candidate we need on the ticket to defeat Winsome Sears. I hope you will join me in supporting her."

“I am pleased to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Senator Luise Lucas. “Delegate Ayala has been a voice for justice and equity in the House of Delegates and she has worked hard to build relationships with her Black Caucus members in the Senate to make real change in our Commonwealth. I know she will bring these traits to the Lieutenant Governor role and I hope you will join me in supporting her.”