Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) announced a strong list of Democracy Defender candidate endorsements for the upcoming 2023 elections as part of its aggressive campaign supporting candidates running for state-level offices that are critical to safeguarding and strengthening democracy.
The 2023 election will be the first Virginia General Assembly election on the state’s new legislative maps, which were enacted during the 2021 redistricting cycle. The first wave of Democracy Defenders includes exciting challengers, as well as tested incumbent candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate. The full list is available HERE.
“From voting to reproductive rights, state legislatures are critical to protecting democracy and the freedoms that come with it,” said Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the NDRC. “I am proud to support these Democracy Defenders who will fight for real progress and against the anti-democratic forces in the Commonwealth. At this moment MAGA Republicans are attempting to roll back fundamental rights, and Virginians must participate in democracy in order to protect their rights by electing pro-democracy candidates up and down the ballot. The new fair legislative maps present Virginians the opportunity to achieve a general assembly that will accurately represent their views and protect their rights. Come November, every vote will make a difference in Virginia.”