Statement by New Virginia Majority on 2017 General Election Results


Statement by New Virginia Majority on 2017 General Election Results

This is the new majority.

The results of tonight’s historic election -- 3 statewide races and at least 15 House of Delegates seats -- represent an undeniable rejection of Trump and Trumpism and the emergence of a new majority that will transform this state and country in the decades to come.

We congratulate Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov.-elect Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, and all of our endorsed candidates who are part of this turning point in Virginia’s history. 

We especially congratulate Danica Roem on her historic win as one of the first transgender state legislators in U.S. history as well as Hala Ayala and Elizabeth Guzman, the first Latinas, and Kathy Tran, among the first Asian American women, elected to the House of Delegates.

Make no mistake. Tonight’s victory will be claimed by many. But it belongs to our communities — people of color, immigrants, working people, women, LGBTQ people, students, youth, and more -- who, in the face of relentless, vicious attacks, have been the driving force for progress in Virginia. Our communities turned out to vote in huge numbers to make our voices heard loud and clear: Hate won’t win here. Hate lost.

We will continue to do the deep organizing around the most urgent issues facing us: healthcare, education, criminal justice reform, immigrant justice, and more.

We celebrate tonight’s victory. Now the real work begins. Let’s get started.

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