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Senator Mark Warner Endorses Gayle

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“Gayle Johnson has spent her entire career leading, organizing, and finding solutions to complex problems. Gayle is tired of the status quo and is ready to put her knowledge and experience to work serving her community in the 82nd House District. I am proud to endorse her.” - Senator Mark Warner

Congresswoman Elaine Luria Endorses Gayle

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“I applaud Gayle Johnson’s passion for addressing climate change, mitigating flooding, and creating a just, sustainable future for Virginia. I endorse her candidacy for delegate because her focus on resiliency will serve the residents of Virginia Beach well in the House of Delegates.” - Congresswoman Elaine Luria

Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond Endorses Gayle

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“A proven leader and compromiser, [Gayle] is committed to improving the environment which will impact our economy and community and that is why we need Gayle Johnson’s voice at the table in Richmond.” - Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond

Sierra Club Endorses Gayle

September 15, 2019
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Glen Besa
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It's my pleasure to share the news that the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter has finalized voting to endorse your campaign for Delegate in House District 82.

Our endorsement decision includes a review of your environmental positions and platform and your leadership on environmental matters.

We highly value your dedication to the protection of the natural resources of Virginia, and we are confident that you will safeguard the quality of the land, water, air and our climate.

CWA Endorses Gayle

September 3, 2019
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Kerri J Ross
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We are pleased to inform you that the Communications Workers of America had made the decision to endorse your candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates in the upcoming 2019 election.

We look forward to working with you further the goals of working women and men in the Commonwealth.

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CASA in Action Endorses Gayle

September 5, 2019
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Luis Angel Aguilar
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I write to let you know that last week our Board of Directors at CASA in Action voted to formally endorse you. We are very excited to support you.

With 100,000+ members, CASA in Action is the Mid-Atlantic region's largest immigrant rights organization fighting for political power and social justice.

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AFL-CIO Endorses Gayle

August 16, 2019
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Doris Crouse-Mays
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We are pleased to inform you that the delegates of our Twenty-Fourth Biennial State Conference and Political Convention have voted to endorse your candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates in the upcoming 2019 election.

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Gayle

August 19, 2019
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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
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Happy to endorse @GayleJforVA for Virginia Delegate in the 82nd district. ⁣

Gayle's opponent just introduced a weak poor excuse of an #ERPO bill that does not get the job done. As delegate, Gayle Johnson will support a strong ERPO bill and other commonsense life-saving policies.

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Blue Uprising Endorses Gayle

August 17, 2019
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Blue Uprising
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A new day and a new endorsement for LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council, Gayle Johnson knows that there are cost effective solutions available today that can help mitigate flooding and slow the sea level rise that threatens the existence of our community. Tax credits for green building techniques, electric vehicles and solar panels will not only reduce carbon emissions but will also create jobs in a clean energy economy.

Join us August 21 for the Climate Change Candidate Forum in Norfolk, VA.

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Virginia NOW Endorses Gayle

August 2, 2019
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Pat Reuss
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The Political Action Committee of the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women is pleased to announce our endorsement for your campaign.

We are pleased that your record and your promised agenda includes legislative priorities for ratification of the ERA, support for reproductive rights and access to healthcare for girls and women, non-discrimination policies for the LGBTQ community, passing gun safety protections, stopping sexual and domestic violence and working for equal pay...And thank you for being one of our beloved “Equality Champions.”

The Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus endorses Gayle

July 2019
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Linda Brooks
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We are delighted to tell you that our officers have voted to endorse your candidacy for the General Assembly...

As you know, the purpose of the Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus is to unite women of Virginia in support of the women of the Democratic Party and our candidates, encourage full and equal participation of women in the Party, encourage, educate, and finance Democratic women who aspire to public office, and raise awareness of women's issues in the Commonwealth and the Virginia Democratic Party.

We appreciate all you have done to advance the issues important to women and families.

The Women's Caucus believes that behind every successful woman there should be a tribe of women who have her back. We are proud to support you.

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LAURA PAC Endorses Gayle

30 July, 2019
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Laura Jackson
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We are proud to endorse and support Gayle Johnson’s sustainability platform to address climate change and flooding. This district is flippable and should be targeted as one to take back the House of Delegates, making for a Blue General Assembly & Commonwealth.

“I will fight for a sustainable future built on common sense policy, high quality jobs, and a just and equitable society.

We need to take action now to make sure we preserve our vibrant coastal community for the next generation of Virginians.”

We can build off Northam’s 46% of votes within the district in 2017 and match Tim Kaine’s 48.54% to Stewart’s 48.96%. I invite those across the Commonwealth to invest in this district, in Gayle Johnson, to help pass progressive policy in the General Assembly, and to better the infrastructure in the 82nd and protect our communities.

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Gayle Receives Distinguished Candidate Award From Moms Demand Action

July 22, 2019
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We are happy to inform you that your campaign has been awarded the 2019 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction. Thank you again for standing up for gun violence prevention and making a commitment to govern with gun safety in mind, if elected.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Students Demand Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters.

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Clean Virginia endorses Gayle

July 16, 2019
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Lizzie Hylton
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I am thrilled to announce Clean Virginia’s first round of endorsements for Virginia’s General Assembly elections on November 5th, 2019. We at Clean Virginia are excited to support 61 clean government and clean energy champions running for Virginia’s House of Delegates and State Senate in 2019, all of whom refuse campaign contributions from utility monopolies like Dominion Energy.

Meet these diverse and talented candidates, and share with your friends on social media!

We’re on track to have one of the cleanest elections in Virginia’s history, thanks to these principled men and women running for Virginia’s General Assembly. In addition to candidates’ stances on refusing contributions from monopoly utilities like Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power Company and their lobbyists, Clean Virginia endorses based on a series of criteria: public statements and actions, responses to our 2019 Candidate Questionnaire, and legislative record (for incumbents).

All 140 seats in Virginia’s General Assembly are up for grabs this fall, signifying a new opportunity to elect candidates who will pass meaningful clean government and clean energy policy for Virginians.

Meet our endorsed candidates - champions of clean government and clean energy.

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An Experiment in Online Democracy

July 17, 2019
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Gayle Johnson
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For many years now, I have found myself wondering why our political system has not better harnessed the immense potential of the internet to better represent our citizens. The past twenty years have seen the American political system become more and more polarized even while our ability to connect with each other has exponentially improved. So why can’t we fix that?

The answer is that we absolutely can.

One of the central strategies of my campaign is to use new digital tools to better connect with my constituents. One of the these tools, Voterfied, was launched this week. It will allow any registered voter in District 82 to voice their opinions by answering questions covering a wide variety of topics.

This deceptively simple platform represents a major step forward for our democracy. Want to know what your constituents think about the best way to fight the climate crisis? Or what they think about recently proposed legislation? Just ask.

If used correctly, platforms such as Voterfied could revolutionize our political system. I hope all of you will join me in this experiment in online democracy.

Join the conversation at: https://gaylejohnson.voterfied.com

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