Read below for information on African American candidates running in Virginia's upcoming primaries. Information contained herein regarding any specific person does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Fairfax Black Caucus or its members.
"I will continue to fight to make sure that every child has access to a world class education and academic experience. Together we will fight to make college education affordable."
On Justice Reform
"I will fight to uphold Justice for All. I will work to ensure that all Virginian communities feel safe and protected."
"In 2017, she flipped a Republican district as a first-time candidate pregnant with twins. During her time as Delegate, Jennifer championed the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, helped expand Medicaid to 500,000 Virginians, and advocated for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable communities.
Now she’s running to be the first woman elected Governor of Virginia and serve as the first Black woman to be governor nationwide."
"As Virginia recovers from a pandemic and confronts racial inequity, we need an experienced, compassionate leader with a vision for a brighter future. Senator Jennifer McClellan knows how to get the job done. She has a record of results as a Virginia community leader solving problems and delivering progressive change for over 14 years as a legislator. As the Commonwealth recovers from crisis, Jenn is running for Governor to build a brighter future for Virginia families."
"As Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Delegates -- Hala’s current leadership position in the House of the Delegates -- she has already helped shepherd some of the Democratic Majority’s biggest successes and knows how to get things done. She understands that fostering relationships is the key to fostering success and the key to creating a more perfect Union and Commonwealth."
"Sean Perryman has spent his entire life fighting for equity, fairness, and transparency in government. He is the youngest president in the 102-year history of the Fairfax County NAACP–the largest chapter in Virginia. As president, Sean was active in addressing issues of racism in Virginia public schools. He led the advocacy effort toward renaming Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia to the John R. Lewis High School. He has been a leader on addressing the school to prison pipeline, affordable housing, and worker protections during the coronavirus pandemic. Sean is also a frequent speaker and author on race, equity, and police & criminal justice reform."
"Xavier will make VA a place where your sons and daughters will have an equal opportunity obtain a good job, start their own business, and achieve their dreams."
"As a member of the House of Delegates, Jay fought to expand Medicaid, increase minimum wage, and give teachers a raise. He also gave voice to progressive energy and environmental policies that improve the lives of all Virginians while preserving our air, water, and land. A tireless legislator, Jay championed legislation known as the “Ashanti Alert,” a bill to establish a missing persons alert for adults in the Commonwealth. The “Ashanti Alert” was used as the model for a bill that eventually became federal law. He has also sponsored legislation to deconcentrate poverty in urban communities, achieve a fair regulatory scheme for our public utilities, and create an earned income tax credit in Virginia."
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