PDA VA member Charniele Herring is running for the vacant seat in a special election. This is an excellent chance to put a great progressive and PDA VA member in the House of Delegates!
1) If you live in the 46th District, please vote in the Democratic caucus this Tuesday, Dec. 16 between 6 and 9 p.m. at the William Ramsey Recreation Center. Address and map above. (Absentee voting in person at the Ramsey Center on Monday, Dec. 15, 6 – 9 p.m.)
2) Please help us call Democrats who live in the 46th District to vote for Charniele. Email Krysta Jones firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a script and list of Democrats who live in the 46th District to call TODAY or Monday.
Charniele is an attorney, president of the West End Business Association, a two-time Governor Kaine appointee to the Virginia Council on the Status of Women, and Deputy Chair of the Alexandria Democratic Committee. But the most captivating thing about Charniele is her own story of personal success and genuine dedication to helping others that stems from her experience of becoming homeless at the age of 16. She is walking the walk, as described in this quote from an Alexandria Times interview:
“Pulled out of poverty by determination, the help of organizations and the kindness of strangers, Herring was motivated to help others in a similar situation. Her “quest for justice,” as she calls it, started as a law school student at Catholic University. Since then, Herring has traveled through Virginia, speaking out and raising public awareness to the problems and social injustices of homelessness and poverty… Working to ignite a sense of power in other women Herring has worked with Governor Tim Kaine on issues such as domestic violence as a member of the Commission for Women.”
Among the items on her legislative agenda are working to protect funding for early childhood education; obtaining dedicated funding to address traffic congestion; supporting small businesses; and protecting families from losing their homes during times of economic crisis.
Please help us elect Charniele Herring to the House of Delegates by making phone calls. We also could use a few volunteers to hand out flyers at churches Sunday afternoon. Contact me at email@example.com.
PDA VA State Co-Coordinator