PROMINENT BLACK COMMUNITY LEADERS IN THE COMMONWEALTH ENDORSE ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING FOR RE-ELECTION

“My family stands proudly with Mark affirming that he is the right choice to continue the fight for civil rights, equity & equal opportunity and criminal justice reform for all Virginians,” said NAACP Loudoun Branch President Michelle Thomas

LEESBURG, Va. – This morning, prominent black community leaders Pastor Michelle Thomas (Loudoun), Rev. Cozy Bailey (Prince William), and James E. “JJ” Minor III (Richmond) announced their endorsements of Mark R. Herring’s re-election campaign for Attorney General of Virginia. 

“Mark worked with me to launch a precedent-setting investigation of systemic discrimination in our public school system, using it as a framework for discrimination investigations across the commonwealth,” said President of the Loudoun Freedom Center and NAACP Loudoun Branch President, Pastor Michelle Thomas. “For over a Decade, Mark and I have worked together shoulder to shoulder as community partners to protect the civil rights of marginalized Virginians and underrepresented communities of color in Loudoun County. My family stands proudly with Mark affirming that he is the right choice to continue the fight for civil rights, equity & equal opportunity and criminal justice reform for all Virginians. I proudly urge Virginians to re-elect Mark Herring as Attorney General and partner in this fight for civil rights and justice over the next four years.”

“Attorney General Herring has been steadfast in his efforts to advance in the interests of the black community in Virginia,” said NAACP Prince William Branch President Cozy Bailey. “Mark is a leader, community builder, and my brother in Christ. From criminal justice reform, to diversifying our bench, he’s done it all. I am confident in his ability to push for sweeping reforms that will positively impact black communities in Virginia for years to come, and proudly endorse him for Attorney General.”

“The Attorney General has been a dear friend to black communities in Richmond during his tenure as an elected official, and we’re proud to support him for a third term,” said Richmond community leader J.J. Minor. “Mark is widely recognized in Richmond as an elected official who not only has an optimistic personality, but also gets things done. I know that if we re-elect him, he’ll get to work immediately on the issues that impact our communities the most.” 

“Over the past eight years we’ve made significant progress for black Virginians, but we know there’s still so much to do,” said Attorney General Mark Herring. “With the help of these dynamic leaders, we’ll continue to set a precedent for equity and fairness in our justice system, root out discrimination in our healthcare and school systems, and continue to lift up communities that for too long haven’t felt supported by their state government. We have so much to look forward to over the next four years.”

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