NORFOLK – State Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) announced the formation of “Meet Our Moment,” a project aimed at recruiting and training minority Democratic candidates to run for state and local offices in the Commonwealth.

“State and local offices have an outsized impact on our daily lives and it is critical that our public officials reflect the ever-increasing diversity of this state as we enter this new decade,” Jones said in the announcement Wednesday morning.

The Advisory Board of Meet Our Moment includes Del. Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Vice Mayor Jennifer Bowles (D-Martinsville), Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg), Del. Marcia Price (D-Newport News), and former Fairfax NAACP President Sean Perryman (D-Fairfax). 

The announcement says that “Meet Our Moment” is organized as a state PAC that will power this effort through the election cycles in 2022, 2023, and beyond.

“It’s time for us to meet our moment and create the change we seek by rolling up our sleeves and growing the bench of diverse candidates to run for and win offices around Virginia,” Jones said. “I’m committed to providing all the tools necessary for people to get off the sidelines and into the political arena, because our future depends on it.”

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