NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses 13 Candidates for Election to the Virginia General Assembly - Reproductive Freedom for All

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Press Release

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses 13 Candidates for Election to the Virginia General Assembly

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 3, 2023

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Washington, DC — Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed 13 reproductive freedom champions and future champions running for election to the Virginia General Assembly. In these highly contested seats, these candidates have shown their undeterred commitment to safeguarding the right to abortion. Ensuring that reproductive freedom champions are elected to the General Assembly is crucial to protecting abortion rights and access in Virginia. The state House is currently controlled by Republicans, and state Senate Democrats have been the only thing standing between an abortion ban and Virginians.

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:

“If anti-abortion Republicans win control of the General Assembly, there’s no doubt that they will ban abortion in the state. Virginians deserve better. These champions have shown their unwavering commitment to safeguarding abortion access, and we are proud to fight alongside them.”

State Senate Endorsements:

  • Schuyler VanValkenburg (SD 16)
  • Aaron Rouse (SD 22)
  • Monty Mason (SD 24)
  • Russet Perry (SD 31)
  • Danica Roem (SD 30)

State House Endorsements:

  • Joshua Thomas (HD 21)
  • Susana Gibson (HD 57)
  • Rodney Willett (HD 58)
  • Joshua Cole (HD 65)
  • Jessica Anderson (HD 71)
  • Kimberly Pope Adams (HD 82)
  • Nadarius Clark (HD 84)
  • Michael Feggans (HD 97)



For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. NARAL is powered by its 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.