21 Virginia General Assembly Candidates Join the Cross-Partisan democracyFIRST Promise Campaign

Today, democracyFIRST announced a bipartisan group of 21  candidates for the state legislature  from across Virginia who made the democracyFIRST Promise, joining the bi-partisan of more than 100 candidates on the ballot this November.

The democracyFIRST Promise is centered on four pro-democracy principles:

  1. Support every eligible American citizen’s freedom to exercise their right in free, fair, accessible, safe, and secure elections.
  2. Denounce political violence against opponents, their supporters, and election workers.
  3. Don’t propagate falsehoods and misinformation about the electoral process.
  4. Accept and certify the final election result after all the votes are counted, concede the contest if you lose, and support the peaceful transfer of power. 

Today’s announcement included the following candidates in Virginia: 

Aaron Rouse, State Senate; Alfonso Lopez, House of Delegates; Almira Mohammed, House of Delegates; Cat Porterfield, House of Delegates; Clint Jenkins, State Senate; Dave Marsden, State Senate; Jade Harris, State Senate; Jennifer Boysko, State Senate; Jeremy Rodden, House of Delegates; Josh Thomas, House of Delegates; Karen Jenkins, House of Delegates; Kimberly Pope Adams, House of Delegates; Max Fisher, House of Delegates; Phil Hernandez, House of Delegates; Rachel Levy, House of Delegates; Renie Gates, State Senate; Rob Banse, House of Delegates; Stella Pekarsky, State Senate; Stephanie Clark, House of Delegates; Suhas Subramanyam, State Senate; Victoria Luevanos, State Senate.

In July, the democracyFIRST Promise Campaign launched with  a Six Figure TV and Digital Ad Buy calling on all candidates to publicly support the four pro-democracy principles outlined in the Promise. The ad, first aired as a national broadcast spot on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, will air on Fox News’ Fox and Friends. 

“Virginia Voters deserve state leaders who support the basic principles of our democratic republic. Protecting our democracy and the future of free and fair elections should not be a partisan position. All candidates for office, regardless of party, should be willing to public embrace these core pro-democracy principles” said Jordan Wood, Executive Director of democracyFIRST

Click here for the full list of bi-partisan candidates who made the democracyFIRST Promise