Jessica Anderson is proud to be endorsed by:
Blue America – Building a progressive future. Read the interview with Howie Klein.
“Brady’s endorsed candidates in Virginia are true leaders in every sense of the word. They have, and they will, prioritize Brady’s life-saving policies including universal background checks and concealed carry restrictions. We must build on the groundbreaking gun violence protection action in 2020 and usher in reforms that voters want and need. We at Brady look forward to welcoming these champions to the General Assembly.” – Martina Leinz, Brady Virginia President
Committee to Protect Health Care
“The Committee to Protect Health Care recognizes the significance of your endorsement and stands in strong support of your candidacy. Your vision aligns with our mission to advance policies that enhance the health and quality of life of all Virginians. We believe that your leadership will play an instrumental role in shaping a healthcare landscape that prioritizes equity and access.” – Dr. Rob Davidson, Executive Director and Dr. Romaan Ahmad, Virginia State Lead for the Committee to Protect Health Care
“We proudly endorse these candidates for their unwavering commitment to progressive values. Their advocacy for social justice, economic equality, and healthcare accessibility is exactly what our nation and the Commonwealth of Virginia needs. With their leadership, we can continue to strive towards a future where liberty and justice truly are for all.” – Naveed Shah, Political Director for Common Defense
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger
“Jess Anderson will be a strong voice for her neighbors and the constituents across Virginia’s 71st District. Jess will bring a fearless and focused voice to her work to strengthen public education, protect reproductive rights, and enact life-saving gun violence prevention legislation.” – Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, VA-07
Delegate Dan Helmer
“The Virginia House of Delegates needs leaders like Jessica Anderson. She will stand up for common sense gun safety legislation and the protection of reproductive rights. I’m pleased to endorse her campaign and urge you to vote for her on November 7th.” – Delegate Dan Helmer
Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, 56th House Speaker
“As a public school employee and community activist, Jessica Anderson is a leader in advocating for the needs of public schools and initiating dialogue between parents and teachers in the 71st District. I know Jessica will be a reliable champion for public education in the House of Delegates. Please join me in supporting Jessica Anderson on November 7th.” – Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, 56th House Speaker
Delegate Marcia Price
“Jessica Anderson has a thorough understanding of what people in her community need to thrive. Her own life experiences with hardships have given her a unique perspective to the challenges facing many Virginians. She is committed to improving the lives of those living in the 71st District with well-funded public schools, safe communities, good jobs, and accessible health care. I’m looking forward to serving with her in the Virginia General Assembly and proudly endorse her campaign for Delegate.” – Delegate Marcia Price
Delegate Mike Mullin
“Jessica Anderson shares our values and has a proven track record of serving our community. The people of the 71st district deserve a leader like Jessica, and I’m proud to support her.” – Delegate Mike Mullin
Delegate Shelly Simonds
“At a time when public education is under attack in Virginia, Jessica Anderson will fight to ensure that our students, teachers, and schools have the resources they need to be successful. I’m looking forward to strengthening public education with her in the House of Delegates and am proud to endorse her campaign.” – Delegate Shelly Simonds
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)
“Democratic state legislators are on the frontlines defending and expanding our access to abortion care, gun safety reform, and the right to vote. Last year, the DLCC led state Democrats to have the most successful midterm election year for the president’s party in nearly a century and we are continuing our momentum in 2023. We are proud to include Jessica Anderson on our growing list of amazing candidates who are committed to making a difference in their communities. On to November!” – Heather Williams, Interim DLCC President
Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (EASRCC)
The EASRCC is part of a labor union that includes 872 locals and over a half million members.
EMILY’s List – Supporting pro-choice Democratic women running for office
Equality Virginia PAC
Equality Virginia advocates and organizes across the Virginia Commonwealth to build a future where all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and broader spectrum of people (LGBTQ+), have the safety to thrive. Because when Virginia is safe for ALL LGBTQ+ people, Virginia is safer for everyone.
Eric H. Holder, Jr., Former U.S. Attorney General & Chairman of the NDRC
“From voting to reproductive rights, state legislatures are critical to protecting democracy and the freedoms that come with it. I am proud to support these Democracy Defenders who will fight for real progress and against the anti-democratic forces in the Commonwealth. At this moment MAGA Republicans are attempting to roll back fundamental rights, and Virginians must participate in democracy in order to protect their rights by electing pro-democracy candidates up and down the ballot. The new fair legislative maps present Virginians the opportunity to achieve a general assembly that will accurately represent their views and protect their rights. Come November, every vote will make a difference in Virginia.” – Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the NDRC.
Former Congresswoman Elaine Luria
“We need leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates who will stand up and defend our democracy and reproductive freedoms. Jessica Anderson is that leader for the 71st District.” – Former Congresswoman Elaine Luria, VA-02
“Jessica is a lifelong Virginian ready to fight for her community in the General Assembly. We are proud to support her because we know she will always support hardworking Virginia families.” – Rhena Hicks, Executive Director of Freedom Virginia
“As a mother to three daughters, preventing children from gaining access to loaded firearms is deeply important to Jessica Anderson. She knows that almost every community across the Commonwealth has been touched by the negative effects of gun violence and that we must do more to keep our families safe from harm. If elected, Anderson is ready to roll up her sleeves and fight to improve Virginia’s gun storage laws and invest in violence intervention programs, particularly in underserved communities. She knows that universal background checks are critically important for any person who wishes to purchase a gun, and she’s committed to pushing back against any attempts by Republicans in the legislature to overturn these commonsense measures. Now more than ever, we need proven leaders like Jessica Anderson, who can cut through the noise of politics and offer new perspectives in Richmond. In a reclaimed gun safety majority, we know she will always find the courage to act and be able to achieve the kinds of tangible results needed to save lives across her district. We are proud to endorse Jessica Anderson for the Virginia House of Delegates.”
Green New Deal Virginia
The Green New Deal Virginia Coalition proposes to create thousands of good jobs while addressing the climate emergency and restoring Virginia’s environment.
Hampton City Councilwoman Martha Mugler
“As a public school employee for the past five years and an active participant in her own daughters’ education, Jessica Anderson understands the needs facing public education in Virginia. She will be an invaluable advocate for public school funding, smaller class sizes, increased teacher pay, and universal pre-K for all 3 and 4 year old children. On November 7th, vote for Jessica Anderson for 71st District Delegate.” – Martha Mugler, Hampton City Councilwoman; Former Virginia 91st District Delegate; Former Hampton City School Board Member
Her Bold Move
“Her Bold Move believes that Virginia’s 71st House District needs a representative who will serve with honesty, compassion, and boldness. We are confident that you are that future delegate.” – Colleen Davis, Endorsements Manager of Her Bold Move
“There is no better candidate to represent the new 71st District than my friend Jessica Anderson. She is deeply rooted in our community and is knowledgeable about the issues that matter the most: education, women’s autonomy, and safe gun laws. I’m looking forward to her representing me as my next Delegate.” – Herb Jones, Congressional Candidate for VA-01
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 666
The IBEW labor union represents members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.
International Union Of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 147
IUOE is a progressive, diversified trade union that primarily represents operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators and mechanics.
Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Mid-Atlantic Region
LiUNA Mid-Atlantic Region represents more than 40,000 working men and women in five district councils and dozens of local unions.
Lead Locally works to elect community leaders across the country to state and local office who pledge to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fight for a just green economy.
LGBT+ Democrats of Virginia
LGBT+ Democrats of Virginia – The official LGBT+ organization within the Democratic Party of Virginia
Moms Demand Action
Moms Demand Action – Supporting candidates who believe in common sense gun safety legislation
Moms Fed Up
“We are excited to endorse Jessica Anderson for VA House of Delegates. Jessica is a mom, champion of reproductive healthcare, and advocate for working families. We know she will prioritize women and families in Virginia!”
NARAL Pro-Choice America
“If anti-abortion Republicans win control of the General Assembly, there’s no doubt that they will ban abortion in the state. Virginians deserve better. These champions have shown their unwavering commitment to safeguarding abortion access, and we are proud to fight alongside them.” – Mini Timmaraju, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Democratic Redistricting Committee
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, chaired by the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, Eric H. Holder, Jr., is the first-ever strategic hub for a comprehensive redistricting strategy. Together, we will rebuild a democracy where voters pick their politicians—not the other way around.
Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones
“Jessica Anderson is a lifelong Virginian who was born and raised in Newport News before making the 71st District her home 21 years ago. Jessica’s resilience through personal adversity not only makes her uniquely qualified to speak to the issues affecting Virginians, but drives her to improve the lives of everyone around her. I wholeheartedly support Jessica’s candidacy and encourage you to vote for her on November 7th.” – Newport News Mayor Phillip Jones
“NPE Action is proud to endorse Jessica Anderson for Virginia House of Delegates, 71st District (VA HD-71 in Williamsburg, VA). Jessica is an everyday Virginian who has been active in her community for the past 10 years and now she is running to represent the 71st District in the Virginia House of Delegates. NPE Action urges public education supporters in the Virginia 71st district to get out the vote for Jessica Anderson in the general election on November 7th.”
“The NWPC-VA Board has voted unanimously to endorse your campaign for Virginia House Delegate. We are thrilled to support an equality candidate that advocates and supports our top priorities: equality (ERA), reproductive rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, health care equity, access to childcare and paid family leave, and education equity.” – NWPC-VA
One Fair Wage Action
“One Fair Wage Action is delighted to endorse your candidacy in this important 2023 election in Virginia! We are proud to support you, a candidate committed to legislating for economic, racial and gender justice for all workers – including One Fair Wage with tips on top for service workers.” – Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage
People For the American Way
“People For is proud of our history in helping to flip the Virginia General Assembly to Democratic leadership in 2019 and we are ready to help win back the House of Delegates and keep the Senate this year. We’re endorsing a diverse slate of candidates who care deeply about creating opportunity for all Virginians.” – Markus Batchelor, National Political Director of People For the American Way
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia
“Abortion is on the ballot in 2023. It is imperative that Virginia elect candidates who will fight for reproductive freedom. PPAV is proud to endorse these candidates who have committed to oppose any attempts to ban abortion and who are eager to advance a constitutional amendment to enshrine reproductive freedom in our commonwealth’s constitution.” – Jamie Lockhart, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
The PCCC is a million-member grassroots organization that supports hundreds of candidates around the country each year. These candidates have a bold vision for their communities, and a strong commitment to fight for working families.
Progressive Turnout Project
The Progressive Turnout Project is the largest voter contact organization in the country, specifically dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy.
REPRO Rising Virginia PAC
REPRO Rising Virginia is a leading reproductive rights and freedom policy and political organization in the Commonwealth. The PAC endorses and supports candidates dedicated to protecting and advancing the full array of reproductive healthcare services including legal and accessible abortion care for every Virginian without shame or stigma. The organization’s powerful statewide network of 25,000+ activists and members will mobilize Reproductive Freedom voters throughout Virginia to help elect a Reproductive Freedom majority this 2023 electoral cycle.
Roe Your Vote Virginia
Roe Your Vote Virginia is a new PAC focused on helping abortion-rights candidates run and win in Virginia’s 2023 General Assembly elections. We are a group of advocates, legislators, and allies who have a history of on-the-ground work in the Commonwealth in support of reproductive health and freedom. We support candidates who are unapologetic and unabashedly pro-choice, and who will fight to keep politicians out of Virginians’ personal reproductive health decisions.
SEIU Virginia 512 & SEIU Local 32BJ
Founded in 2012, SEIU Virginia 512 unites county and city employees in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Richmond, and Home Care workers across Virginia. Their union believes that all working families deserve dignity, respect, family-sustaining pay, benefits, and a voice on the job.
United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 400
UFCW Local 400 is a labor union affiliated with United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) representing grocery, pharmacy, and other employees in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Maryland, Virginia, and Appalachia.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
“This November, the 71st District has the incredible opportunity to elect Jessica Anderson as its next Delegate. She will bring her passion for public education, reproductive health care access, and gun safety to the Virginia General Assembly and will be an effective leader for her constituents. I’m pleased to offer my endorsement of her campaign and look forward to her service to the Commonwealth.” – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
“I am proud to announce that at our AFL-CIO Convention the delegates voted to endorse you. We look forward to working with you as we make Virginia the best place for workers.” – Doris Crouse-Mays, President of the Virginia AFL-CIO
Virginia Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus (VAAPIC) Fund
The Virginia Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus (VAAPIC) Fund is the action arm of VAAPIC, consisting of members of the General Assembly whose race, ethnicity, or ancestry originate from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands. VAAPIC Fund promotes the well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander Virginians, increasing AAPI voter participation, growing AAPI representation throughout all levels of government in Virginia, and amplifying candidates who share similar values.
Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy
“The Family Friendly Seal of Approval recognizes candidates who are committed to lifting up working families. For too long, families have had to choose between earning a paycheck and being there for a loved one in their time of need, tending to their own medical emergencies, or welcoming a new child. Virginia’s small businesses are at a competitive disadvantage with larger employers when it comes to attracting and retaining talent because they cannot begin to match the benefits. Virginia’s families, Virginia’s small businesses, and Virginia’s economy will be stronger with these candidates in office.” – Kristina Hagen, Director of Family Friendly Virginia
Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. In Virginia, we are over 20,000 members strong, where we coordinate action to promote climate solutions and oppose projects and policies that put the interests of polluters above the needs of communities.
Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus
The Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus is the official women’s caucus for the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Virginia Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education
The VEA is Virginia’s largest professional education employee union, representing over 40 thousand elementary and secondary teachers, education support professionals, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers. The VEA Fund supports candidates, regardless of political party affiliation, who have clearly demonstrated their commitment to children and public education.
Virginia’s List supports pro-choice Democratic women running for state office in Virginia.
Virginia NORML provides a voice in the public policy debate for the overwhelming majority of Virginians who oppose the failed policy of cannabis prohibition in favor of legalizing and regulating responsible adult-use.
Virginia NOW PAC
Virginia NOW PAC endorses feminist progressive candidates that support Constitutional equality for women, reproductive rights, economic justice, gun safety reforms, voting rights, and more.
Virginia Voters of Tomorrow
Virginia Voters of Tomorrow is the leading youth voting organization in the Commonwealth.
Vote Mama PAC
Vote Mama is the first PAC in the country dedicated to increasing the political power of Democratic moms by disrupting the systems that hold women back through direct financial support, mentorship, and endorsements.
“The #VOTEPROCHOICE team is excited to endorse Jessica Anderson for the 71st House of Delegates. We are proud to support her campaign and her prochoice champion values.”
Williamsburg-James City Education Association (WJCEA)
The Williamsburg-James City Education Association (WJCEA) is a local union for the Virginia Education Association (VEA).