“As we honor the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, we remember the devastating loss of nearly 3,000 innocent people, those who were injured, and the impact that day has had on our nation. Today, my heart is with the families and friends of those who lost loved ones 20 years ago. As we continue to heal, we recognize the bravery and service of the first responders who ran towards the wreckage to save their fellow Americans. We will continue to honor their legacy and the legacy of those we lost and fight for an inclusive and welcoming Commonwealth.”
In response to her extreme opponent who pledged her support for a Texas-like abortion ban in Virginia, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, joined the Democratic statewide ticket and Senator Jennifer McClellan for a press conference. Delegate Ayala emphasized the importance of protecting reproductive health care in the Commonwealth.
After explicitly stating that she supports bringing a Texas-like six-week abortion ban to Virginia, Winsome Sears is now admitting that her views are too extreme for the Commonwealth. According to the Sears campaign, Winsome’s radical policies on banning abortion “could never have the votes to pass” — an accurate assessment considering 79% of Virginians support protecting access to abortion.
Today, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor, released ‘Gas Station,’ her first television ad of the general election. The ad is a part of a statewide communications campaign to share Hala’s story and her vision for Virginia.
"As the proud product of a union family, I’m thrilled to celebrate Virginia workers and our nation’s labor movement this Labor Day. As we reflect on the tireless advocacy of labor movements that brought us weekends, workplace safety, overtime pay, sick leave, and so much more, we must remember that these achievements are the floor — not the ceiling."
“We don’t need to guess what my opponent’s vigilante intentions are. She’ll come out and tell you! Winsome Sears wants to ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest, and she supports bringing a six-week abortion ban like the one we’re seeing in Texas right here to our Commonwealth. Once again, my opponent has proven that she and her backwards vision for Virginia are far too extreme for our communities.”