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"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

"I am pleased to endorse Delegate Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Delegate Watts. “Delegate Ayala is a principled legislator with a deep understanding of policy and how this can better the lives of Virginians. Hala is the strong and compassionate candidate we need on the ticket to defeat Winsome Sears. I hope you will join me in supporting her."

“I am pleased to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor,” said Senator Luise Lucas. “Delegate Ayala has been a voice for justice and equity in the House of Delegates and she has worked hard to build relationships with her Black Caucus members in the Senate to make real change in our Commonwealth. I know she will bring these traits to the Lieutenant Governor role and I hope you will join me in supporting her.”

“Today’s announcement by Governor Northam is a milestone that every Virginian should celebrate and welcome, and it is a true testament to our Commonwealth’s grit and resolve throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the leadership of Governor Northam and our General Assembly, Virginia has been a national leader throughout the pandemic in testing, safety protocol, vaccinations, and economic recovery.”

"I am proud to endorse Delegate Ayala for Lieutenant Governor," said Delegate Sullivan. "Our Democratic majority has produced historic progress and transformed our Commonwealth, and Hala's leadership and commitment to democratic values has played a major role.  I know she'll be a Lieutenant Governor for all Virginians and I hope you'll join me in supporting her."