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Video: Virginia Lt. Governor Forum – Justin Fairfax (D) vs. Jill Vogel (R)


Excellent job by Justin Fairfax. Terrible job by Jill Vogel, whose answer on climate change was pathetic (it’s “real” – no shit Sherlock! – but nothing about switching to clean energy ASAP); who dodged every which way to claim that her mandatory transvaginal ultrasound bill wasn’t an embarrassment, assault on women’s reproductive freedom, etc.; who believes that we don’t need any limits on the Koch brothers and corporate interests (e.g., monopoly utilities like Dominion Power) buying our elections; who is a gun rights absolutist; who loves badmouthing Virginia’s economy, just like her ticketmate “Enron Ed” Gillespie; etc.

Justin Fairfax to Debate Jill Vogel in Charlottesville, VA

ARLINGTON, Virginia– On August 9, Justin Fairfax will be in Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the Senior Statesmen of Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum at Piedmont Community College. Justin will have media availability from 12:50 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. at the event venue.  The forum is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Justin will be available afterwards for questions as well. The forum will be on FB Live on the Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor Facebook page.

Justin will be talking about the importance of economic security and opportunity for all Virginians, growing the Virginia economy and training our workforce for well-paying jobs, healthcare and Medicaid expansion, ensuring access to high-quality education from pre-school to college or vocational training, and ending the school-to-prison pipeline in Virginia. He will be holding his opponent accountable for her record on reproductive rights, discrimination against LGBTQ Virginians, and cuts in education.

The itinerary is as follows:  Press Availability, 501 College Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902 12:50 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Senior Statesmen of Virginia Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum, Dickinson Auditorium, 501 College Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Sierra Club endorses Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor
    Grassroots group backs Fairfax, praises his commitment to clean air and water

    RICHMOND, Virginia – Today, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor.

    Fairfax prioritizes leaving a clean environment for future generations in Virginia. He has emphasized the importance of boldly addressing climate change and sea level rise to confront the risks it poses to Virginians. He understands that smart carbon reduction will save residents money and create growth for Virginia with clean energy technologies.

    “We are very pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endorsed Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor,” Corrina Beall, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Legislative and Political Director, said. “We are confident that Justin will work to protect Virginia’s families’ health, air and water and build a clean energy economy that works for the Commonwealth.”

    Along with the endorsement, the Sierra Club will lend its volunteer strength to Fairfax’s campaign. Sierra Club volunteers will work to contact voters on his behalf, and will speak to the public as often as possible about his continued work as a climate and environmental leader.

    “Justin’s support for restoring and cleaning the Chesapeake Bay, reducing carbon pollution, addressing climate change and rising sea levels show that he will be committed to fighting for Virginia’s environment as our Lieutenant Governor,” Kate Addleson, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, said.

  • Statement from the Fairfax campaign: “Today, it was clear who has the right vision for Virginia’s future and is the best choice for Lieutenant Governor. Justin Fairfax focused on the issues that are most important to Virginians: jobs and economic growth. Our campaign’s message of economic security and opportunity for all is resonating across the Commonwealth with voters from Northern Virginia to Southwest. Virginians are making clear that their priority is the economy and that priority is shared with our campaign. We look forward to carrying our message across Virginia and meeting voters where they are.”