Our future demands a leader with the bold vision, creativity, and stubborn tenacity to fight for what’s right and never take no for an answer when serving Virginians. The ideas of the past just won’t do. Virginians can’t wait.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed the most devastating economic crisis since the Great Depression, and we will be dealing with the economic fallout for years to come. We must work to bring diverse, high-paying jobs to the Commonwealth, expand broadband access to all communities, create more career and technical education opportunities, and increase financing opportunities for small businesses. However, we only succeed when every Virginian shares in the Commonwealth’s success. That’s why, as Governor, I will work to ensure all workers can collectively bargain, make a fair wage, and have access to paid family and medical leave.
I was proud to expand Medicaid to over 400,000 Virginians. But now, more than ever, far too many Virginians do not have access to affordable healthcare. Premiums are still too high. Too many people have burdensome medical debt or can’t afford life-saving medications. I will work to find innovative solutions to reduce premiums, ensure more Virginians have coverage, and reduce prescription drug prices.
As Delegate, I led the charge to clean up toxic chemicals spilling into drinking water across our Commonwealth. However, climate change remains one of the biggest threats to our children’s future — threatening to upend communities across Virginia, especially in the Hampton Roads region. We need big, urgent solutions to make Virginia the national leader in clean energy innovation.
As Delegate, in addition to helping constituents navigate the crisis (utilizing the unemployment claim process, ensuring their children can access school lunches, and keeping their small businesses from going under by helping them access capital), I’ve fought for paid sick leave for hourly workers, higher unemployment caps, and an all vote-by-mail election in November.
My protest is passing legislation, and finding a way to put an end to the two types of criminal justice systems here in Virginia and throughout this country: a system that degrades African-Americans and other marginalized communities, and another that works well for everyone else. This framework is just a start, and is designed to
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William, on Wednesday is formally launching her campaign for governor, pitching herself as the “right leader for this moment.” Carroll Foy, a criminal defense attorney in her second term in the General Assembly, is vying for a gubernatorial term that starts in January 2022, when Virginia, like the rest of
As a mom of 2-year-old twin boys, a state legislator and a court-appointed defense attorney, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy already has a lot going on. But she’s not letting any of that that stop her from pursuing her next big goal: to become the first woman – and woman of color – to be elected
No black woman has ever been elected governor of any state. Jennifer Carroll Foy, a 38-year-old attorney and member of the Virginia General Assembly, thinks she could be the first. “The road to politics is a difficult one,” Carroll Foy said in a recent interview when asked about that statistic. “And it’s not easy to