Virginia House of Delegates, District 51
Hala Ayala is a long-time community advocate who wants to make sure that Prince William County families have the resources they need succeed and thrive.
As a single mother, Hala worked her way up from a service job with no health insurance to being a cybersecurity specialist with the Department of Homeland Security. As the founder and President of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women, she helped organize Virginia for the Women’s March on Washington, and fought for core progressive initiatives like raising the minimum wage, Medicaid Expansion and equal pay for equal work.
As a longtime activist, Hala decided to run for the House of Delegates as a means to better serve her community. She saw that her current Delegate vote against things like reproductive rights and Medicaid Expansion, against bringing Metro to the county, while voting to take funds out of local schools. She wants to ensure that her friends and neighbors are all represented equally and fairly when decisions are made in state government.
Hala has been supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement and issues around equality. She also supports comprehensive immigration reform and workers’ rights; she has marched alongside labor unions for fair wages. Hala has been endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Take Action Virginia (a coalition of labor and immigrant advocacy groups), the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, the Virginia National Organization for Women and EMILY’s List, among others, and is running to go to Richmond to fight to make sure all Virginia families have access to equity, justice and economic opportunity.