Feminist Majority Endorses Strong ERA Candidates for Virginia House and Senate

October 14, 2019


Feminist Majority Endorses Strong ERA Candidates for Virginia House and Senate

ARLINGTON, VA—Ahead of the November 5th Virginia state elections the Feminist Majority has endorsed a slate of 36 candidates to help flip the Virginia House and Senate blue and make Virginia the 38th and final state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. “We are proud to endorse Virginia candidates that are committed to bringing the ERA to the House floor to be ratified and enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. These candidates are also strong on protecting reproductive rights, commonsense gun reform, strengthening environmental protections, and expanding affordable healthcare. Our candidates are ready to take on the Virginia right-wing Republican leadership and win,” said Ellie Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. The endorsed candidates include:



Virginia House

Jennifer Carroll Foy—HD-02

Wendy Gooditis—HD-10

Chris Hurst—HD-12

Danica Roem—HD-13

Jennifer Lewis—HD-20

Kelly Convirs-Fowler—HD-21

Joshua Cole—HD-28

Elizabeth Guzman—HD-31

Kathleen Murphy—HD-34

Dan Helmer—HD-40

Eileen Filler-Corn—HD-41

Kathy Tran—HD-42

Charniele Herring—HD-46

Hala Ayala—HD-51

Lindsey Dougherty—HD-62

Shelia Bynum-Coleman—HD-66

Dawn Adams—HD-68

Schuyler VanValkenburg—HD-72

Clint Jenkins—HD-76

Nancy Guy—HD-83

Karen Mallard—HD-84

Alex Askew—HD-85

Jess Foster—HD-88

Martha Mugler—HD-91

Shelly Simonds—HD-94

Phil Hernandez—HD-100


Virginia Senate

Cheryl Turpin—SD-07

Missy Cotter-Smasal—SD-08

Ghazala Hashmi—SD-10

Amanda Pohl—SD-11

Debra Rodman—SD-12

John Bell—SD-13

Amy Laufer—SD-17

Qasim Rashid—SD-28

Janet Howell—SD-32

Richard Saslaw—SD-35