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Virginia needs a governor who can keep standing up to the NRA
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Virginia needs a governor who can keep standing up to the NRA

Author Chelsea Parsons discusses how important it is that Virginia elect a governor who is willing to challenge gun lobbyists.

One hallmark of Terry McAuliffe’s (D) tenure as governor of Virginia has been his willingness to go toe to toe with the Republican-controlled state legislature on a number of divisive social justice issues, such as LGBT rights, immigration enforcement and funding for abortion services. During his four years as governor, McAuliffe has issued a historic number of vetoes—120 in total—to prevent the enactment of a wide variety of potentially damaging laws.

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Chelsea Parsons

Vice President, Gun Violence Prevention