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Dear VAYDers -


The primary is nearly upon us and we need to make our voices heard on June 11th.


Primaries have some of the lowest voter turn-out and young people rarely vote in them - let's change that!Can you share this page with five friends and remind them to vote?


If you can't make it on the 11th, you can vote in-person early until THIS SATURDAY, June 8th. Find your in-person early location.


As Democrats, we will be voting for whom will join Terry McAuliffe at the top of the ticket in November. We have four great candidates running:


GET THE FACTS -

While Democrats cannot make a bad choice at the polls, here are some facts and links to help you get educated and decide - *candidate are listed in alphabetical order.


Lt. Governor -


Aneesh Chopra

    He worked for President Obama, Governor Mark Warner and Governor Tim Kaine as Chief Technology Officer
    With two young daughters, he's a strong support of women's rights and education
    He supports legislation that reduces gun violence


Ralph Northam


Attorney General -


Justin Fairfax

    He's the only Young Democrat running for state-wide office (34 years old) & is a strong education advocate
    He was endorsed by The Washington Post
    He will add diversity to the ticket that will help with off-year voter turn-out


Mark Herring

    He has been part of the State Senate for years and represents a conservative district
    He has a very public equality agenda supporting civil rights for all Virginians
    He has a 100% voting-record from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters & was named a “Legislative Hero"


NOTE: These facts about the candidates were gathered from their websites by VAYD and not provided by the campaigns. VAYD DOES NOT endorse in primary elections.


Be sure to make your voice heard!

Gonzi, VAYD President


VAYD Annual Convention


March 17-19, 2017
Harrisonburg, VA


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