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“Today Virginia officially became the first state in the South to legalize marijuana. Yet again, our Commonwealth is leading the way to break down the legacy of Jim Crow and systematic racism. I am the mother to 2 Black children, and my greatest fear is that when they drive to work or walk around the block that they will not return home. Yesterday we were once again reminded of this painful reality with the verdict in the murder of George Floyd. We have a great deal of work to do to heal generations of trauma and begin to create an equitable justice system. 

“I am excited to announce my support for Delegate Ayala in her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Alfonso Lopez. “I have worked side by side with Hala for the last four years, including two as Chief Deputy Whip, and I have been impressed with her leadership and ability to build bridges both within our own party and across the aisle.” 

"I am endorsing Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor," said Delegate Kathleen Murphy."As a Delegate, Hala has been a powerful voice for the issues we care about. She has been an effective leader in the House of Delegates and I believe she has the skills to be a strong Lt. Governor. She will get the job done right."

“I am impressed with Hala's willingness to listen and learn and to work hard on behalf of the entire Commonwealth,” Said Mr. Milliken. “In her time in the General Assembly she has shown herself to be a real leader and I am proud to endorse her for Lieutenant Governor.”

“Although today’s decision is a step in the right direction, we have so much work to do to heal our nation and ensure everyone can feel safe in our neighborhoods and hold our police accountable. There is so much implicit bias and inequity within our institutions of justice and we must be willing to do the hard work and root out these racist policies. I look forward to continuing to build on the reforms our Commonwealth has passed and create a more just society here in Virginia.”

"I am proud to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” Said Manassas Park City Councilman Darryl Moore. “Hala is the type of leader who takes the time to listen to every voice and fight for what is right. She will be a Lieutenant Governor for all Virginians and I hope you'll join me in supporting her."