WASHINGTON — Today, one day before the crucial 2023 elections, when critical races like the Virginia legislature and Ohio abortion measure will be on the ballot, MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviewed DLCC interim President Heather Williams on the critical stakes of tomorrow’s Virginia state legislative elections.
During the interview, Heather outlined the stakes, Democrats’ momentum this year, and called for Democrats to vote tomorrow to protect fundamental freedoms like access to abortion.
To watch the full clip, click here.
More from Heather’s appearance on Chris Jansing Reports:
- “The stakes are so incredibly high and Virginians understand where we are headed. They are ready to go to the polls, they are ready to go vote. If you are a Virginia listener and you have not made a plan to vote, and you are a Democrat, please, please connect with your friends and family and yourself, please get out there the stakes are incredibly high.”
- “Democrats in the states had a really historic election in last year’s midterm, building new trifectas, flipping majorities, and now this year we’ve already seen momentum through a number of special election wins, and overperformance by Democrats in these seats.”
- “While we head into tomorrow’s election, Virginians totally understand what’s at stake. We know that there will be an abortion ban, the governor has been crystal clear about that. We also know that what’s at stake is whether or not Virginia becomes the next Florida.”
- “These issues are incredibly important and we know what’s at stake is not just an abortion ban, but also Virginians’ ability to love who they want to love, to have their vote counted, to make sure they’re safe in schools and don’t have to fear being shot while they’re there, that they’re able to read the books that they want to read. There is so much at stake under this umbrella of freedoms and Virginians are ready to vote.”
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.