WOODBRIDGE, VA — Today, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, released the following statement in celebration of the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
“This month — and every month — I am proud to celebrate my Hispanic heritage. From the Hispanic American leaders in elected office to the labor movement leaders and essential workers who are leading us through this pandemic, there is no denying that our communities are made better by Hispanic Americans’ contributions. National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for Virginia to celebrate our diversity, and for our country to celebrate our roots as a nation of immigrants.”
“While Hispanic Americans have made countless contributions to our nation, we are still grossly underrepresented in the halls of power. As Virginia’s next Lieutenant Governor, I will fight to bring every Virginian’s voice to Richmond and ensure that Hispanic Americans always have a seat at the table.”
Delegate Hala Ayala made history in 2017 as one of the first two Latinas to ever be elected to the General Assembly. This November, she is poised to make history again as the first Latina to win statewide office in the Commonwealth’s history.