WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Collective PAC, the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political representation across all levels of government, endorsed Jay Jones for Virginia Attorney General. Founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:
“The Collective PAC is thrilled to endorse Delegate Jay Jones for Virginia Attorney General, our first statewide endorsement for the 2021 cycle. Jay has a proven track record of championing progressive policies to ensure every working family can thrive and succeed, and has brought a much-needed voice and fresh perspective to Richmond as the state’s youngest Black legislator. In the push to build a better Commonwealth, he’s a generational leader who can usher in a refreshing wave of action and progress. Virginians deserve better than career politicians who have proven themselves unfit to lead based on their records of upholding racially-biased practices. With Jay in this critical office, Virginians will finally have a champion for racial equity and justice, who will reimagine reform, and rebuild a broken system that for too long has not delivered justice to Black and brown people. We’re excited about Jay’s vision for the future and look forward to supporting his historic race to become Virginia’s first Black attorney general.”
Jay Jones is a lawyer, state delegate, and fifth-generation Virginian who has spent his career serving the people of the Commonwealth. He has long championed creating an Office of Civil Rights in the Attorney General’s Office, making equity and justice for all people pillars of his historic campaign for attorney general. Since being elected to the House of Delegates, Jay has fought for legislation to expand Medicaid, increase the minimum wage, abolish the death penalty, and implement an emergency broadcast system for missing adults, which was not covered by the existing Amber and Silver Alert Systems. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia Law School and lives in Norfolk with his wife, Mavis.
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The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward.