WOODBRIDGE – Today, EMILY’s List endorsed Hala Ayala for the 51st District in Virginia’s House of Delegates. Ayala founded and was president of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She served as vice president of Virginia NOW and is a member of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Council on Women.
“Hala’s passion and advocacy for women and families in the Commonwealth represent the spirit and mission of EMILY’s List,” said Geri Prado, EMILY’s List Senior Director of State and Local Campaigns. “Her long record of activism in Prince William County make her the best person to fight for working families in Richmond and turn the 51st District blue in November. We are proud to support her in her first run for elected office.”
Ayala helped organize the Virginia delegation for the Women’s March on Washington in January and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention last year.
“EMILY’s List candidates have long been a source of inspiration to me,” said Hala Ayala. “I am excited to join such a distinguished community. Their endorsement demonstrates our campaign’s momentum toward victory on June 13th and November 7th.”
EMILY’s List is the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, raising over $500 million to support pro-choice women candidates. A grassroots community of more than five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns and win.