FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
NORFOLK— Today Delegate Jay Jones launched Meet Our Moment, a project aimed at recruiting and training minority Democratic candidates to run for and win state and local offices in the Commonwealth over the next Virginia decade.
“State and local offices have an outsized impact on our daily lives and it is critical that our public officials reflect the ever-increasing diversity of this state as we enter this new decade. It’s time for us to meet our moment and create the change we seek by rolling up our sleeves and growing the bench of diverse candidates to run for and win offices around Virginia. I’m committed to providing all the tools necessary for people to get off the sidelines and into the political arena, because our future depends on it.”
In addition to Delegate Jones, a slate of Black elected officials and community leaders have joined the Advisory Board of Meet Our Moment. Members of the board include Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg), Delegate Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Vice Mayor Jennifer Bowles (D-Martinsville), Delegate Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg), Delegate Marcia Price (D-Newport News), and Sean Perryman (D-Fairfax).
Meet Our Moment is organized as a state PAC that will power this effort through the election cycles in 2022, 2023, and beyond. Visit meetourmoment.com to sign up for updates on our efforts and programming.