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MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting Statement on the Virginia Gubernatorial Election

In response to the election results in the Virginia’s Governor race, MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting issued the following statement:

“The politics of Trump, cruelty, and division are very much alive and well. The election results in Virginia are a wake up call for all Americans who believe in a future where every family can thrive—and serve as a fire alarm for Democrats in Washington. Virginia has elected a governor who coddles white supremacists, denies basic facts, and denigrates the core tenets of American democracy itself. Our country is at a critical crossroads: will we slip down the path of authoritarianism or will we champion democracy, fairness and progress? 

“Unless Democrats in Washington can deliver on the promises they made to millions of working families, they are inviting the broad, multiracial coalition of voters who ushered them into power to stay home. Voters are looking to our elected leaders for answers and to make bold investments in our communities, to combat the climate crisis, to take on corporate greed, and build an America where the economy can work for everyone. The clock is ticking for Democrats to learn from this moment and come together to pass the Build Back Better Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.”