Letter: Move Forward, Not Slide Back

Letter: Move Forward, Not Slide Back

To the Editor:

I am a woman with daughters and a granddaughter. The very idea that they could have their lives, and decisions about their health care, restricted by a governor and an attorney general who, because of their personal beliefs, would effectively punish women of many backgrounds, situations and beliefs, makes me very afraid.

And, I want my granddaughter and grandson to breathe the air and drink the water, and not be adversely affected by denial about climate change.

If that’s not enough to be afraid of, the possibility exists that gun violence issues, research at public universities, LGBT rights, and positive reform for immigrants might not move forward under a restrictive administration in Virginia.

I am doing what I can — voting, volunteering for the campaigns by knocking on doors to try to motivate others to vote — to make sure that Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, Mark Herring, and Rob Krupicka are elected on Nov. 5 as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Delegate to the Virginia House.

I want the Commonwealth of Virginia to move forward, not backward. We have this election now, our one chance for many years, to make sure that we don’t slide backward into restrictive social policies.

Marianne Anderson