WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Jennifer Carroll Foy in the race for Virginia governor. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Jennifer Carroll Foy for governor of Virginia. Throughout her career, Jennifer has been a tireless advocate for Virginia’s working families, fighting for racial and economic equity, increased access to health care, and criminal justice reform. Jennifer understands the challenges that many Virginians are facing— juggling multiple jobs, struggling to afford medical bills, and reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 — because she has lived these experiences herself. It is long past time to elect a Black woman governor who will dedicate herself to bettering the lives of Virginia’s working families and communities of color, as we know Jennifer will.”
Jennifer Carroll Foy previously served as the delegate for Virginia’s 2nd District in the House of Delegates. Born and raised in Virginia, Jennifer attended the historically all-men Virginia Military Institute, enrolling in only the third class of women cadets. Jennifer is also a young mother, former foster parent, and a public defender. During her time in office, she has been a constant advocate for youth and has supported legislation on education, Medicaid expansion, and improved transportation. In 2019, Jennifer was nominated for EMILY’s List’s sixth annual Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. If elected, Jennifer would be the first Black woman governor in the country.