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CASA In Action Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor

Cites Terry’s Proven Leadership, Commitment to Making Health Care More Affordable, Expanding Pre-K, and Defeating Trumpism

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From the McAuliffe for Governor campaign:

CASA In Action Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor
CASA Cites Terry’s Proven Leadership, Commitment to Making Health Care More Affordable, Expanding Pre-K, and Defeating Trumpism
MCLEAN, VA – The board of Latino and immigrant electoral powerhouse CASA in Action has today endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia. CASA in Action, with nearly 100K lifetime members, is the Mid-Atlantic’s largest electoral organization advocating for immigrant rights. CASA cites Terry’s proven leadership on the economy, his commitment to making health care more affordable and to expand pre-K to every 3 and 4-year-old in need, and his ability to defeat Donald Trump’s brand of politics as reasons for the endorsement. Terry has also been endorsed by several other major national organizations, including the 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.

“Terry McAuliffe is committed to making health care more accessible and affordable for all Virginians and expanding pre-K, two top priorities for CASA in Action members,” said Alonzo Washington, CASA in Action executive director. “But perhaps even more importantly, he understands the critical role that Virginia plays in showing the nation that the divisive Republican playbook of Trumpism and nativism doesn’t resonate in Virginia or anywhere. We are eager to work with him and his campaign to once again prove to this country that Immigrants Are Virginia!”

“After four years of Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and actions towards our immigrant communities, we need to continue having a governor who will stand up for all Virginians – particularly our immigrant families. Extremist Trump-Republican Glenn Youngkin is running because of Donald Trump with the same extreme, divisive ideology. But I am running to be a governor for all Virginians,” said Terry McAuliffe. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of CASA in Action. I look forward to working together to lift up working families by building a strong post-COVID economy, creating good paying jobs, making health care more affordable and keeping Virginia open and welcoming for all.”

Terry has released more than 16 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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