Republicans control the House of Delegates and the Governor’s mansion, and Dems barely hold the Senate; if Republicans take the Senate, then Virginia will become Florida, which means forced childbirth laws, schools teaching whitewashed history, “don’t-say-gay” laws, and other measures to erase LGBTQ youth.
We can’t let this happen; all Dems need to help in some way. Here are four non-local races where our help can make a difference:
- The state party’s political staff say that two must-win races are Senate District 17 (Delegate Clint Jenkins looking to move up) and Senate District 24 (incumbent Senator Monty Mason running in a redrawn district). These races aren’t in the neighborhood, but if you can send a few bucks, it can help us retain the Senate!
- In the not-so-far-away HD-57, Western Henrico/Eastern Goochland, Charlottesville native Susanna Gibson is running in a no-incumbent, competitive district against a Republican who on Sept. 5 was secretly recorded talking about abortion saying he’s pro-life and “further restrictions might not be possible unless Republicans gain more seats in the legislature.” We need to win this seat to have a chance at a House of Delegates Democratic majority. January 6 insurrectionist John McGuire represented about 55% of HD57 voters in the old HD56, so we have MAGA voters to overcome!
- Lily Franklin is running for the HD-41 seat, around Blacksburg. Charlottesville Dems know her well from her excellent work on the Josh Throneburg campaign, and she’s exactly the sort of person we need in the House! She’s in a right-leaning district, but we believe Lily has a fighting chance if we pull together. The Thursdays at Ix group will be helping her campaign, possibly including a road trip to knock on doors there.
Whatever you choose to do, please do something to help the good guys hold the Senate and regain the House! Thank you!