“As we honor the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, we remember the devastating loss of nearly 3,000 innocent people, those who were injured, and the impact that day has had on our nation. Today, my heart is with the families and friends of those who lost loved ones 20 years ago. As we continue to heal, we recognize the bravery and service of the first responders who ran towards the wreckage to save their fellow Americans. We will continue to honor their legacy and the legacy of those we lost and fight for an inclusive and welcoming Commonwealth.”
In response to her extreme opponent who pledged her support for a Texas-like abortion ban in Virginia, Delegate Hala Ayala, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, joined the Democratic statewide ticket and Senator Jennifer McClellan for a press conference. Delegate Ayala emphasized the importance of protecting reproductive health care in the Commonwealth.