Pride Fund to End Gun Violence Endorsement
“Endorsing Lindsey Davis Stover was an easy choice. She is running for Congress against Barbara Comstock in Virginia’s 10th District, one of the most winnable districts for the Democrats in the 2018 election. Lindsey has exactly the attributes we need in a Congresswoman to help finally bring needed changes to our gun laws. She’s courageous. She’s a hard worker. She can talk to everyone and discriminates against no one. And she knows how important it is to keep guns out of the hands of violent offenders, domestic abusers, suspected terrorists, and the dangerously mentally ill. [She is a friend] to the entire LGBT community.”
“She doesn’t just say the right things, though. She feels them in her guts. She’s a mother of two little girls; the horror of the Newtown school shooting shook her deeply. She stood with Pride Fund’s beliefs years before Pride Fund even existed. That’s why I believed her when she said, publicly, that “courage is required to stand up for the rights of all Americans, regardless of their race, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. We need leaders in Congress who are willing to pass commons sense reforms that protect our communities. … Doing nothing is not an option.
Former Texas Senator
“Lindsey is smart, hard-working, and passionately dedicated to fighting to protect our values and creating a better future for our families. She’s principled and bold and that’s why I’m so excited that she’s running for Congress to flip Virginia’s tenth district.”
Former Texas Senator Wendy Davis has been called “courageous” and “articulate and gutsy” by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After serving on the Fort Worth City Council for nine years, Davis defied the odds and unseated a longtime incumbent to win election to the Texas Senate in 2008. Since that time, Senator Davis has worked across party lines to get things done. Her hometown newspaper called her a legislator who will “stand up and fight” – and that’s just what she’s done, on behalf of Texas children, families, and veterans.
On June 25, 2013, Wendy Davis took the Senate floor and began a stunning filibuster of Senate Bill 5 – an abortion restriction bill raising abortion clinic standards to impractical levels. Davis hoped to persevere for 13 hours to force the bill’s passage to be delayed. Obama tweeted that day “Something special is happening in Austin tonight.” After 10 courageous hours of speech without the privileges of food, drink, rest, or use of a bathroom, her filibuster came to an end. The bill was successfully delayed.
Governor Bill Richardson
Former U.S. Congressman | Former Secretary of Energy for Bill Clinton
“In times like these, we must be resilient and fight back. I promised myself that I would do whatever it takes to help elect strong Democrats to office and Lindsey Davis Stover is one of those people. Lindsey’s courage and commitment to hard work on behalf of everyday working Americans is desperately needed in Congress.”
For more than 30 years, Bill Richardson has led a distinguished public-service career as a U.S. Congressman (1982-1996), U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-1998), and Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton (1998-2000).
In 2008, he sought the Democratic nomination for President, dropping out after Iowa and New Hampshire. As a diplomat and Special Envoy, Richardson has received four Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and has successfully won the release of hostages and American servicemen in North Korea, Cuba, Iraq and the Sudan.
Former Deputy Secretary of Labor | Former White House Cabinet Secretary for President Barack Obama
“The drive to repeal Obamacare will never end until we have a Democratic Congress. That’s why I’m supporting Lindsey [to represent] VA 10.”
From 2014 to 2017, Lu served as the deputy secretary of labor, having been confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. Lu was only the second Asian American in history to be the deputy secretary of a cabinet agency. During his time at the Department of Labor, he was a board member of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and he co-chaired the federal Diversity and Inclusion in Government Council.
From 2009 to 2013, Lu was the White House cabinet secretary and assistant to the president, serving as President Obama’s primary liaison to the federal departments and agencies. During the first term of the Obama Administration, Lu co-chaired the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Manassas City Council Member
I’m supporting Lindsey for Congress for two reasons. First, she encompasses the values of fairness and inclusion that are vital in Congress. And second, with her experience and success to date, Lindsey has shown that she can win this election.
Councilman Mark Wolfe has lived in the City of Manassas for more than 24 years. Mark is the Owner/President of Air Distributing Company (ADCO). He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa. His wife (Amy) is the Artistic Director of the Manassas Ballet Theatre. They have two children.
Former Deputy CIO, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Veteran Leader, Obama For America
The strongest, most influential role models in my life have all been women. My grandmother, mother, sister and wife are all persons of strong character, intelligence and compassion. When I first met Lindsey, I was impressed by her presence and the intensity of her focus on our conversation. As I have gotten to know her in subsequent meetings and have watched her with other people and in various settings, I have come to realize that she is a natural born servant-leader very much like the other women in my life. She takes the time to listen, to learn and then to lead. I have lived in the 10th district for well over 40 years and Lindsey is the breath of fresh air that we need. I whole heartedly support Lindsey’s candidacy to represent us in Congress. Lindsey is the “real deal”.
As a career federal sector senior executive, Mr. Meagher has served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Interior, providing direction, oversight and management of information technology for a diverse, billion dollar IT portfolio. In December of 2005 he was appointed as the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs.