Something amazing is happening in Virginia:
Since the election, more women than ever before have launched campaigns to win state legislative seats.
In June, we announced our support for eight strong progressive women running for House of Delegates seats.
And, now we're thrilled to be throwing our support behind EIGHT MORE -- and every single one of them is running for a seat currently held by a Republican. These eight new women are key to helping flip the Virginia House from red to blue.
Ready to help turn red statehouses blue? Donate $3 to help our 16 women in Virginia and other endorsed women running in local races across the country build strong campaigns:
Here's some background on our eight newly endorsed candidates ready to flip seats and unseat Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates:
Dawn Marie Adams (HD-68) is a registered nurse practitioner running against a Republican incumbent to flip a key seat. If she and Danica Roem (HD-13) -- another woman we've endorsed -- are elected, they will be the first LGBTQ women to serve in the Virginia Legislature!
Karrie Delaney (HD-67) is the daughter of a veteran, and she is a community leader dedicated to ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work, paid family leave, and access to critical health care services. Karrie is running to flip a red seat blue in a district that voted 58 percent for Hillary Clinton last year.
Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31) is a public administrator, social worker, and mother. She emigrated from Peru as a single mother looking for better opportunities for her child. She could be the first Latina to be elected to the House of Delegates.
Djuna Osborne (HD-17) has spent more than a decade in community mental health. As a licensed clinical social worker, she understands how important access to health care and mental health services is for Virginians. She will be the first Democrat to challenge the Republican incumbent in this seat since 2013.
Debra Rodman (HD-73) is an associate professor at Randolph-Macon College. She works as an expert witness helping women and children refugees seeking political asylum in federal courts. She is running against a Republican incumbent in a district that is becoming increasingly blue.
Shelly Simonds (HD-94) is an elected school board member, advocating for public school summer programs that keep kids in classrooms and out of the criminal justice system. Shelly is up against a three-term Republican incumbent in a district that narrowly turned blue last November.
Kathy Tran (HD-42) came to this country as a refugee who fled Vietnam with her family when she was just seven months old. For her and her family, this country has always represented opportunity, freedom, and hope. She's running for an open seat against an extreme right-wing Republican in a district that voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Tia Walbridge (HD-33) is a farmer and small business owner who is dedicated to fighting for the values of her local community in the General Assembly. Her strong primary turnout means she could flip this deep-red seat blue.
When we say the resistance is local, we aren't kidding!
Right now, Republicans control the state Senate and House of Delegates in Virginia, meaning Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been the only thing stopping a dangerous Republican agenda. (He's vetoed defunding Planned Parenthood TWICE!)
We've literally DOUBLED our list of endorsed candidates running for state legislative seats in Virginia because of the local enthusiasm to elect more Democrats.
Donate $3 to help our women run strong campaigns that can shake up the Virginia House and state legislatures across the country:
Vice President of Campaigns, EMILY's List