Richmond, VA - Today, Anne Holton campaigned on behalf of her husband, former governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine, in Catlett. At an event hosted by the Farm Team, Holton addressed a group of women in public service and supporters at the group's Fall Fest, where she shared Kaine’s strategies to strengthen the economy and create jobs.
“As governor during the worst recession since the Great Depression, Tim had to make some tough choices, but he made sure to invest in priorities like education, health care, and workforce development," said Holton. "As our next senator, I am confident Tim will work to break through the Washington gridlock to achieve results for Virginia women and families. But we can't win this race without your help. We've seen outside groups spend more than $15 million on false, negative ads to attack Tim, and they think they can just put more zeros on a check and make your grassroots efforts irrelevant. We know though that your hard work and support will prove them wrong on Election Day.”
Holton also emphasized Kaine’s strong record on women’s issues and highlighted Kaine's support for important measures like the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which have improved the lives of Virginia's women and families. As governor, Kaine significantly increased state contracts with small, women, and minority owned businesses, created the Virginia Sexual Violence Commission, and, on his first day in office, signed an executive order banning discrimination against state workers based on sex.
“Tim knows that women’s issues aren’t just social issues, they’re economic and family issues, which is why he supports equal pay, family leave, and the right of all women to make their own health care decisions,” said Holton. "If we send him to Washington, he will continue to put the best interests of Virginia's families first."
Since the beginning of the year, Holton has traveled across the Commonwealth to meet with voters and share Kaine’s Virginia-based strategies to find common ground in Washington and move Virginia forward.