People For the American Way

People For the American Way Welcomes Election Results in Virginia


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Washington D.C. – Following this year’s statewide election in Virginia, in which Democrats kept the state Senate and regained leadership of the state House, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick and National Political Director Markus Batchelor released the following statements:

“This is a great night for Virginia and the country. Virginia sent a strong message tonight that the MAGA Republican agenda to ban abortion, ban and censor books, and attack voting rights and civil rights is not the agenda that voters want,” said Svante Myrick. “Congratulations to the great progressive candidates who ran with a commitment to serve and make life better for all Virginians. We look forward to seeing them achieve great things and to a future when Virginia once again has progressive, forward-looking leadership in the Governor’s Mansion as well as the General Assembly.”

“Virginia voters told MAGA Governor Glenn Youngkin, loud and clear, that they’re not buying his plan to take the Commonwealth backward,” said Markus Batchelor. “If Youngkin wanted to use this election as a launching pad for a future presidential campaign, tonight he knows his agenda is out of step with the American people. People For is proud to have supported great progressive candidates up and down the ballot in this election cycle and we congratulate them on their victories.”


About People For the American Way

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: