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IN VIRGINIA: People For the American Way Announces New Radio Ad to Engage Black Voters in Defeating MAGA Republicans 


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Washington, DC— People For the American Way announced a new radio ad buy in Virginia to reach Black voters with a bold call to reject MAGA Republicans, and vote Democratic up and down the ballot. The ads are part of a statewide effort to alert voters about MAGA Republican power grabs in the Tuesday, November 7, elections.

“Reject,” a :60 second ad, which begins airing today, will air several times a day, through Election Day, across the Richmond, Virginia, listening area.

There are nearly 33 million eligible Black voters nationwide. In Virginia, Black voters make up 19.9% of eligible voters in the state, about 1.2 million out of an estimated 6.2 million voters. The ad is being released against the backdrop of recent turmoil across the state where more than 3,000 qualified voters were purged from voter rolls, a school board candidate in Fairfax County was disqualified because of a clerical error that will nullify the votes of those who already cast their ballots, and as control of the state legislature hinges on just four Senate seats and seven House seats that are tossups.

“Right now, in Virginia, MAGA Republicans are looking to seize even more power, and stopping them means getting people to the polls,” said People For the American Way President Svante Myrick.

Additionally, digital ads will go live this week urging voters in target districts to get out and vote, as People For simultaneously increases rapid response support for Marcia St. John-Cunning, a People For endorsee and candidate for the Franconia district school board seat in Fairfax County who was kicked off the ballot via a lawsuit brought in Virginia circuit court by MAGA Republicans.

For more information and a full list of People For’s Virgnia endorsees, visit:

For more information about Virginia’s school board races, visit:



People For “Reject,”:60




On Election Day, November seventh, MAGA Republicans across Virginia are attempting a power grab.

Their goal is total control of government at every level, from Virginia’s legislature to school boards.

These MAGA Republicans will take Virginia backwards. They’re extremists who want to BAN BOOKS and teach inaccurate history.

They want to outlaw abortion and rig our economy to favor wealthy pharmaceutical companies over people like us.

And MAGA Republicans will continue their efforts to dismantle our fundamental right to vote.

Remember, vote Democrat for State Senate and House, and don’t stop there.

Reject MAGA Republicans for every office on the ballot, including local government and school board.

Because if we don’t, MAGA Republicans will make power grabs for even more of our rights.

Use your power: vote Democrat to stand up for our rights and our progress.

For more information, visit p f a w dot org slash Virginia.

Paid for by People for the American Way.

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People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: