The Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women has announced its primary endorsements in a number of races:
*”In the Braddock Magisterial District, we enthusiastically endorse Janet Oleszek, a long-time ally of Virginia NOW. We are impressed by her energy, progressive values and understanding of the issues and are convinced she is the best candidate to defeat Republican John Cook in the general election.” Go Janet!!!
*”Candidates in the 49th House of Delegates District – NOW member Stephanie Clifford has won our support – and respect – for moving forward vigorously with an issues-oriented campaign. She has set an excellent example for other younger women who are interested in entering politics. Alfonso Lopez is a veteran of Virginia politics who will be an ally of Virginia NOW on choice, violence against women, rape on campus, and many other issues.”
*”Candidates in the 30th Senate District – Adam Ebbin has been an effective delegate and a leader on combating human trafficking in Virginia, a NOW priority. His expertise on issues and his solid working relationships with other legislators are valuable to progressive politics in the Commonwealth. He has been endorsed by Delegate Charniele Herring, a NOW member. Libby Garvey is a member of the Arlington County School Board and would bring important experience in education as well as in many aspects of women’s lives – including being a breast cancer survivor and rebuilding a life after losing a spouse – to the Senate. The incumbent, Patsy Ticer, a NOW member, has endorsed Garvey.”
P.S. Wait a minute, what happened to Barbara Favola? No endorsement there, even though she’s a prominent woman running for elective office this year? Could it be because Favola refuses to pledge, as Jaime Areizaga-Soto has done, that she’d oppose virulently anti-choice Senator Phil Puckett as Democratic Senate caucus chair? Fascinating….