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Chopra campaign launches “Women for Chopra”

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ARLINGTON, VA – Today, Aneesh Chopra’s campaign for Virginia Lt. Governor launched Women for Chopra, a grassroots group of women supporters across the Commonwealth. In an announcement to supporters, Kate Hanley, former Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and former Secretary of the Commonwealth described the new initiative:

“This year, so much is at stake for the women of Virginia. Over the past four years, we’ve seen attack after attack on women’s rights. It’s absolutely critical that this year we elect leaders who will stand with us and fight for equality and opportunity. That’s why I am supporting Aneesh Chopra for Lt. Governor, and that’s why I’m so excited to announce the launch of Women for Chopra.”

Along with Hanley, the campaign announced an initial list of Women for Chopra supporters, including:

Kim Adkins, Mayor, Martinsville

Kristin Cabral, Grassroots Leader, McLean

Victoria Cochran, Grassroots Leader, Blacksburg

Rohini Chopra, Women for Chopra Chair, Arlington

Kerry Devine, City Councilmember, Fredericksburg

Linda DiYorio, Grassroots Leader, Wytheville

Eileen Filler-Corn, Delegate, Springfield

Libby Garvey, County Board Member, Arlington

Dr. Joyce Glaise, Former Councilmember, Danville

Penny Gross, Supervisor, Fairfax County Board

Patty Haling, Grassroots Leader, Charlottesville

Kate Hanley, Former Chair, Fairfax County Board, Reston

Eucharia Jackson, Grassroots Leader, Henrico

Andrea Jackson, Grassroots Leader, Waynesboro

Ernestine Jenkins, Grassroots Leader, Woodbridge

Barbara Kanninen, Grassroots Leader, Arlington

Lovely Lall, Grassroots Leader, Leesburg

Sue Langley, Grassroots Leader, Vienna

Jen Little, Vice Chair, School Board, Mathews County

Abby Raphael, School Board Member, Arlington

Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond, Councilmember, Va. Beach  

Molly Snyder, Grassroots Leader, Front Royal

Kristin Szakos, Vice Mayor, Charlottesville

Shannon Taylor, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Henrico

Patsy Ticer, Former State Senator, Alexandria

Margi Vanderhye, Former Delegate, McLean

Kristen Umstattd, Mayor, Leesburg

Trish White-Boyd, Grassroots Leader, Roanoke

In launching the program, Chopra outlined why the fight for women is a top priority for him:

“I would never be in the position I am today if it were not for the women in my life. My mother, who worked her way into the middle class while raising a family, my grandmother who made sure I learned the importance of education, my wife who is a source of strength, and my daughters who are a source of inspiration — these are all reasons I am fighting for the women of Virginia. Ultimately, though, I’m fighting for women not because they are our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives, and daughters, but because they are Virginians and we believe in equality and opportunity for all.”

Learn more about Women for Chopra at http://teamchopra.org/women