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In case you missed it, with a 20-20 tie in the Virginia Senate when it comes to choice and Republicans’ unprecedented attacks against Roe v. Wade, the decision to protect abortion and access to reproductive health care could come down to Virginia’s next Lieutenant Governor.

Today, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor, voted to pass the Governor’s budget, which allocates over $3 billion in critical funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to help Virginians rebuild from COVID-19.

One week after Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor, called on extreme Republican candidate Winsome Sears to disavow dangerous "election integrity" myths, Sears joined an “Audit the Vote” protest outside of the State Capitol. In response, Veronica Ingham, Hala for Virginia campaign manager, released a statement. Click here to read.

Today, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor, will return to Richmond for the General Assembly Special Session. As Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Delegates, Hala is the only candidate in the race with the legislative leadership experience to effectively preside over the state Senate and advance Virginia’s priorities.

“Anyone who attempts to undermine faith in our democracy has absolutely no place leading it. It’s hard to think of anything as irresponsible as using fear and misinformation around our elections as a fundraising opportunity. I’m disappointed and disturbed to see my opponent continuing to peddle such a dangerous myth that has cost Americans their lives. I’m calling on her to drop out of this event and finally disavow this conspiracy theory.”

“The word grateful doesn’t begin to cover it. Never could I have imagined two decades ago when I worked at a gas station without health insurance, pregnant with my first child, that I would be here today. Thank you to the countless volunteers and advocates who have put their heart and soul into our campaign for a more prosperous, more equal Virginia. With Virginians by my side, I know we’ll take our Commonwealth to the next level when I'm elected Lieutenant Governor.”