Washington, D.C. – Following today’s Virginia primary, in which People For the American Way was proud to endorse Jennifer Carroll Foy, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“Jennifer Carroll Foy is a dedicated public servant with an incredibly bright future. The momentum and success she had in this race are undeniable – attracting countless people and advocates to her forward-looking vision for Virginia. As a state lawmaker she has supported the successful fight to expand Medicaid to over 500,000 Virginians, protected voting rights, and raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour. She has also led the fight for real criminal justice reform, including the fight against police violence. Jennifer Carroll Foy embodies values we cherish, and we congratulate her on a great campaign.”
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.