Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy Endorses Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala and Mark Herring

Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy Endorses Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala and Mark Herring

Candidates Will Fight for Policies Critical To Working Families, Including Paid Family and Medical Leave

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug 12, 2021

Richmond, Va. – Today, the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy (VA CFFE) endorsed a statewide ticket of candidates for election in November who will put families first: Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor and Mark Herring for Attorney General. Each of these candidates supports family friendly policies including paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and affordable childcare and elder care.

McAuliffe, Ayala and Herring each released videos today reiterating their support for family friendly economic policies, which are available here. Additionally, they all received VA CFFE’s Family Friendly Seal of Approval during the primary elections and shared their personal paid leave stories as part of VA CFFE’s June storybook.

“Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala and Mark Herring know that family friendly policies like paid family and medical leave are good for families and good for the economy, said Kristina Hagen, Director of the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy. “As one of the only states to hold statewide elections this November, Virginia voters have a chance to signal to politicians here and across the country that family friendly policies are a winning issue.”

“Policies like paid family and medical leave are about helping working people,” said Terry McAuliffe, 72nd Governor of Virginia and current candidate for Governor. “I started my own driveway sealing business as a teenager. One thing I’ve learned again and again since then is that when you take care of working families, businesses thrive and the economy grows. I’m proud to have earned this endorsement from the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy and look forward to working with them to build an economy that works for working families.”

“When my son was born, we both experienced significant health complications and my job offered no paid leave, paid sick days or insurance, said Delegate Hala Ayala, candidate for Lieutenant Governor. “I know how thin the line between struggle and success can be for working families, which is why I’m committed to working with the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy to pass policies that make it easier for working families to get by.”

“The pandemic has exposed a reality that many families in Virginia already knew: Too often, working people are forced to choose between caring for their families and paying the bills,” said Attorney General Mark Herring, candidate for reelection. “This isn’t good for our communities or our economy. As Attorney General, I’ve fought to ensure Virginia is the best state in the nation to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to continuing to partner with the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy on this important work.”

For more information about the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, please visit http://www.familyfriendlyeconomyva.org.

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