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As the start of early voting and election day near in Virginia, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, continues to build momentum and connect with voters across the Commonwealth. As the only candidate in the race with the lived and legislative leadership experience necessary to represent Virginians’ priorities, Hala will fight tirelessly to further expand Medicaid, invest in Virginia’s public schools, protect reproductive health care access, and grow the economy.


“This NICU Awareness Month, my heart is with all NICU patients and families and the fearless health care workers who support them. When I gave birth to my first child, we both almost lost our lives from complications during delivery. Far too many Black and Brown women in Virginia share my experience, and many have worse outcomes. The fact of the matter is, Black women are nine times more likely to lose their pregnancies in Virginia. This is unacceptable.” 


“The Supreme Court’s shameful refusal to step in on behalf of Roe v. Wade, the law of the land, is further proof that protecting the right to choose will come down to our state legislatures. Here in Virginia, the state Senate is at a 20-20 tie on the issue of choice, meaning the next Lieutenant Governor will be the last line of defense for Virginians’ reproductive rights. As Lieutenant Governor, I will always protect our fundamental rights, which includes the right to make decisions about our own bodies." 


This week, the Hala for Virginia campaign continued to gain momentum as Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor introduced herself to and connected with even more voters. New polls from this week show that voters know Hala is the only candidate in the race with the lived and legislative leadership experience necessary to move Virginia forward.


In case you missed it, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, spoke with the Virginia Mercury about her vision for moving Virginia forward by expanding access to affordable health care, passing gun safety reform, and investing in the Commonwealth’s students and teachers.

Hala is the only candidate in the race for Lieutenant Governor with the lived and legislative leadership experience necessary to advance Virginia’s priorities. Click here to read more.


In case you missed it, business owners like Winsome Sears are putting public investments like PPP loans to good use. Thanks to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, more small business owners across the Commonwealth are equipped with the tools they need to build back better from COVID-19.