WASHINGTON—Today, People For the American Way’s (PFAW) Next Up Victory Fund announced its endorsement of Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor in the Virginia primary on June 13th. Next Up Victory Fund supports young, progressive candidates running for state and local office across the country.
“PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund is proud to endorse Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor,” said PFAW President Michael Keegan. “Justin is a strong progressive voice and a champion for working people. After Donald Trump’s victory, it is more important than ever to elect leaders who will fight against his divisive policies. Fairfax’s commitment to protecting constitutional rights, expanding access to health care and reforming the juvenile justice system will move Virginia forward in the right direction.”
Prior to his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, Fairfax gained experience in legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government and served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Deputy Coordinator of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force. His agenda includes strong stands on behalf of equal rights for women, people of color and the LGBTQ community, in addition to his commitment to building economic and educational opportunities.
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.