Richmond, VA - New Virginia Majority has decided to endorse two candidates for Richmond City Council: Amy Wentz for the 8th District and Stephanie Lynch for the 5th District.
New Virginia Majority political director Maya Castillo said, "New Virginia Majority supports candidates who understand that the current systems aren't working for everyone. We look forward to partnering with Stephanie Lynch and Amy Wentz as they create the Richmond that is possible-- a Richmond where the voices of the most vulnerable are heard and centered."
Amy Wentz, who seeks to represent the 8th District said, “It’s an honor to receive the endorsement of New Virginia Majority. Our campaign is rooted in improving the quality of life for ALL residents in the 8th District and changing how political power works in our favor. As an advocate for my community, I am fighting for working-class people so we have access to economic opportunities, housing security, educational attainment, and resources that have been denied for too long. Together, we can do great things to uplift underrepresented communities and fight against injustice.”
Stephanie Lynch, who is running for reelection in the 5th District said, “I am honored to have the support of New Virginia Majority. I share NVM's commitment to empowering our most marginalized residents, and over the last 10 months in office, I have worked every day to give a voice to the working-class communities that I serve. I look forward to continuing this work alongside the incredible activists, advocates, and community members that make up NVM as we fight for a Richmond that is just, democratic and sustainable.”
New Virginia Majority builds power in working-class communities of color, in immigrant communities, among LGBTQ people, women, youth, and progressives across the Commonwealth. We organize for racial and economic justice through large-scale political education, mobilization and advocacy around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable. For more information, visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @NewVAMajority.