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Video – Terry McAuliffe on Paid Family and Sick Leave: “There’s Hope on The Way… This is About Helping People”

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From the Terry McAuliffe for Governor campaign, from its event yesterday with State Senator Jennifer McClellan, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Chair Lamont Bagby and Henrico County Supervisor Tyrone Nelson…

Terry McAuliffe on Paid Family and Sick Leave: “There’s Hope on The Way… This is About Helping People”
As Right-Wing Republican Glenn Youngkin Ramps Up Attacks on Minimum Wage, Terry, Senator Jennifer McClellan and Community Leaders Discussed the Importance of Supporting Virginia Families with Paid Family and Sick Leave

As Governor, Terry will Invest in Small Businesses and Support Workers with Bold Policies to Raise the Minimum Wage, Increase Worker Protections, and Make Higher Education More Accessible

MCLEAN, VA – Yesterday, Terry McAuliffe was joined by Senator Jennifer McClellan, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Lamont Bagby and Henrico County Supervisor Tyrone Nelson for a small business visit and roundtable discussion at Ipanema Café in Richmond.

During his time as the 72nd Governor, Terry created 200,000 jobs throughout Virginia, and every Virginia locality saw drops in unemployment numbers. Terry bolstered Small Women and Minority-Owned (SWaM) businesses by creating a SWaM micro-loan program. Terry’s administration was focused on building a 21st Century economy that created good jobs and expanded economic opportunity for all Virginians.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life harder for workers and small businesses. Businesses around the Commonwealth have closed, 180,000 Virginians have lost jobs, and a lot of those jobs won’t be coming back for several years. The pandemic has also forced women out of the workforce because of the high cost of childcare. And, because half of Virginia’s private sector workers have no access to paid family and sick leave, workers have had to decide between supporting their families financially and keeping their families safe.

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE VISIT HERE

Terry McAuliffe has a bold plan to invest in Virginia workers and create a thriving post-COVID economy by raising wages, increasing worker protections, supporting caregivers and care workers, and creating seamless opportunities for students to transition into higher education and training. As Virginia’s 72nd Governor, Terry created 200,000 good paying jobs, oversaw 1,100 economic development projects, brought in a record $20 billion in new capital, and increased personal income 14%

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