April 5, 2023 News & Press Releases

Virginia Democrats Build On Momentum After Protesiewicz’s Victory

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Yesterday, Wisconsin voters flocked to the polls to make their voices heard in the race for their state’s Supreme Court. The Democrat-backed candidate, Janet Protasiewicz, won with over 55 percent of the vote in a high-stakes election, one that could determine the fate of reproductive freedom in Wisconsin. 

Pundits across the nation agree: Protasiewicz’s win was a rebuke of the GOP’s far-right, anti-choice agenda — a rebuke that is likely to have consequences for Virginia’s 2023 legislative elections.

“Judge Protasiewicz’s win is part of a growing Democratic momentum, especially around reproductive freedom,” said Liam Watson, Press Secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “Make no mistake about it: abortion rights are on the ballot in Virginia this November. Virginia voters know that if Youngkin’s radical GOP retakes the majority in the Senate, the right to choose is the first thing on their chopping block.”

All 140 of Virginia’s General Assembly seats are up for election on November 7, 2023.