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Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Governor

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From the McAuliffe for Governor campaign:

Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women Political Action Committee Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor
The Political Action Committee of the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Cites Terry’s Strong Record of Accomplishments and Bold Plans to Support Virginia’s Women, Children, and All Hard-Working Families

MCLEAN, VA – The Political Action Committee of the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) today endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia. Less than three weeks since decisively winning the nomination, it is clear that Terry is the only candidate who will champion issues that are top of mind for women, children, and families in this race. In its endorsement, Virginia NOW PAC cites Terry’s groundbreaking work as the 72nd Governor of Virginia and his commitment to reproductive rights, access to affordable health care, and gun violence prevention measures. Terry has also been endorsed by several other major national organizations, including GiffordsBrady PACNRDCEmgage Virginia, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)UNITE HERE Local 23, and SMART union.

As Virginia’s 72nd Governor, Terry served as a “brick wall” in protecting women’s health care rights from extreme Republicans attacks. Terry successfully halted the closing of women’s health clinics and defended women’s access to health care by successfully reversing the restrictive regulations designed to force their closure. Terry also vetoed all anti-women legislation passed by the General Assembly – including multiple bills that would have defunded Planned Parenthood in Virginia.

“Terry McAuliffe has the strongest record of accomplishments and the boldest agenda to support Virginia’s women, children, and all hard-working families. As Virginia’s 72nd Governor, Terry fought Republican extremists in the legislature and stood firm against attacks on women’s reproductive health, the LGBTQ+ community, and commonsense gun safety laws,” said Connie Cordovilla, President of VA NOW and Treasurer of VA NOW PAC. “As we rebuild from this pandemic, we need a post-COVID economy that is inclusive, creates jobs, and lifts families up. As Virginia’s next governor, we know Terry will create economic opportunities for women and hard-working families, protect reproductive rights and access to health care, keep Virginia open and welcoming, champion gun violence prevention measures, protect voting rights, and reform our criminal justice system. That is why Virginia NOW PAC is proud to endorse him for governor.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects for all Virginians – particularly women – and we need to leverage this moment to create a stronger post-COVID economy that lifts every Virginian up. But that won’t happen if we don’t keep our Commonwealth open and welcoming,” said Terry McAuliffe. “As Virginia’s 72nd Governor, I served as a ‘brick wall’ in protecting women’s health care rights from extreme Republicans attacks. Extremist Trump-Republican Glenn Youngkin, whose divisive social views — particularly his anti-woman and anti-abortion agenda — are out-of-step with Virginia voters and put Virginia’s economic recovery and our financial future at risk. I have defeated Republican extremists before, and I am ready to do it again together with the help of VA NOW PAC.”

Terry has also released big, bold plans to strengthen Virginia’s education system and dramatically increase teacher pay, help secure Virginia’s economic recovery from COVID-19reform our criminal justice system to create a more equitable Virginia, ensure Virginians have access to regular nutritious meals, address the broken, predatory system of prescription drug pricingboldly confront the gun violence epidemicmake Virginia the best state in the nation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Care (STEM-H) and computer science education, tackle the housing crisis in the Commonwealth and invest in Virginia’s workforce to create a more equitable post-COVID economy, ensure Virginians have access to high-quality, affordable health caretackle climate change and secure Virginia’s clean energy future by 2035, lift up Black Virginians as the Commonwealth rebuilds equitably from the COVID-19 pandemic, further advance LGBTQ+ rights, create a flourishing rural economysupport entrepreneurial ecosystems in Virginia, and make health care affordable in Virginia.

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