Richmond, Virginia—Progress Virginia congratulates tonight’s Democratic primary election winners Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Herring for Attorney General. These candidates support policies that make sense to our communities. Policies like fully funding our schools, increasing access to voting rights, affordable healthcare, and abortion accesswill help us build a Virginia that works for everyone.
“Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring have won the primary for the statewide races, and we can’t wait to get to work to elect them. They support policies that will ensure everyone in our community has the resources they need to thrive,” Ashleigh Crocker, Communications Director at Progress Virginia said. “Our communities need action when it comes to enacting policies that get us closer to achieving racial justice and civil rights, protecting access to abortion, and combating climate change. Glenn Youngkin and the rest of the Republican ticket are wrong for our communities, and we will work to make sure that come November 2, we are celebrating Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring being elected.”
- panders to former president Trump by seeking to expand hateful policies and divisive rhetoric .
- promotes dangerous conspiracy theories in an attempt to deliberately disenfranchise Black and Brown voters with his “Election Integrity Protection Task Force.”
- has said that he would further stigmatize abortion access by restricting abortion access to be available only in the case of rape, incest, or the health of the mother.