Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, joined a gun violence prevention roundtable with Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Attorney General Mark Herring, House of Delegates Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, and gun violence prevention survivors and advocates from across the Commonwealth.
“This campaign is by and for Virginians, and I am so grateful to have the support of a community who also believes in building on our progress for a stronger, more prosperous Virginia. Together, we will expand healthcare access, invest in our public schools and small businesses, and increase the affordability of quality child care. I will never forget the Virginian workers, families, and community members who I am fighting for, and I will continue to put them first as lieutenant governor.”
“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.