The VA NOW Political Action Committee has voted unanimously to endorse Hala Ayala's candidacy for Lt. Governor. It is with great pride and excitement that VA NOW pledges our support for Hala.
Hala has been a Virginia chapter and state NOW leader - but much more, she has been a beacon for equality in the state House of Delegates. Her commitment to Virginia's girls and women is paramount to her work , and equality for all is in her heart. She is the embodiment of "nevertheless, she persisted."
Hala knows the struggles that women face in the workplace and at home, especially now when the workplace is at home in many cases. She steadfastly supports programs to combat domestic partner violence, presses for STEM Education for girls and women and works for the health and wellbeing of all Virginians. She was a bulwark for the ERA passage, fought to get Paid Family Leave enacted in Virginia, worked to get teachers’ pay raises and championed affordable college tuition.
Hala is special to NOW. She shows up and stands up for the decency and respect that girls and women deserve. Her record for "real" family values and equality for ALL will help motivate voters to support her in the June primary and the November election.
VA NOW finds it truly an honor to support Hala Ayala for Lt. Governor of Virginia.