Hala Ayala
HD-51
Dale City/ Pr. William County
DC Metro

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Background

As a longtime activist in Prince William County, Hala has fought for raising the minimum wage, Medicaid expansion, equal pay for equal work. Hala had been an outspoken advocate for women and families. She has advocated for protecting a woman’s right to choose. She was the founder and President of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women.

How Close is this Race?

In 2016, Clinton led this multi-ethnic DC metro district by 7 points (50.5% to 43.5%). The right-wing incumbent ran unopposed in 2015 with most of the voters sitting out the election. With a strong Republican voting block, we are only going to win this for Democrats in 2017 with a former chapter President of NOW if Democrats vote.

November 2016 Presidential Race
Clinton
(D)
Trump
(R)
15,975 13,764
50.49% 43.5%
2013 House of Delegates Race
Heddleston
(D)
Anderson
(R)
11,220 13,059
46.1% 53.7%

Why this Race Matters most:
Virginia and District 51 need someone to fight for working class families and for women’s rights, such as increasing wages and better healthcare. With a majority Democratic electorate, this race has a chance of having a Democrat elected, if Democrats show up to the polls.

 

  • Why Democrat Hala Ayala?
    • Hala believes in providing healthcare to all citizens through more Medicaid.
    • Hala believes in a citizen’s right to vote and to earn enough money to support a family.
    • Hala believes in respecting all citizens: even if they are from another country or if their skin is a different color or if they have a different religion or if their sexual orientation is not like yours.
  • Why NOT Incumbent Rich Anderson?
    • The Republican incumbent does not want to increase Medicaid to help Virginia’s needy citizens. And he doesn’t want to let Virginia get $2 billion/year of federal Medicaid money which will create more jobs.
    • The Republican wants to make it more difficult for ordinary citizens to vote by increasing the requirements and the paperwork to vote.
    • The Republican incumbent is opposed to increasing the minimum wage.
Side by Side on Key Policy Issues:
Democrat Position Republican Position
Economic inequality

 

Hala supports increasing the minimum wage. Republican incumbent has voted against it.
Healthcare Hala has advocated to expand Medicaid for over 400,000 Virginians. The Republican incumbent has voted with all other Republicans against Medicaid expansion.
Civil rights and women’s rights Hala has been an advocate for protecting a woman’s right to choose and equal pay for equal work. Republican sponsored an anti-immigrant bill that required police to ask about immigration status during an arrest. He co-sponsored a bill to eliminate funding for certain health clinics.

 

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