July 20, 2023

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Fairfax County Democratic Committee Condemns Governor Glenn Youngkin's Reckless Attack On Trans Students' Protections

FAIRFAX COUNTY – Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) Chair Bryan Graham released the following statement following Governor Glenn Youngkin’s reckless attack on trans students’ protections:

“We denounce Governor Youngkin and his administration for their cynical political decision to roll back protections for transgender students in the Commonwealth. His new model policies deny our most vulnerable students dignity and respect. Youngkin demonstrates again that ‘the cruelty is the point’ as he perpetuates the idea of a culture war fought within our schools.

“Democrats strongly believe in the power and value of public education. We know that the best way for kids to succeed is to provide them with a learning environment where they feel safe and welcome. The Fairfax County Democratic Committee affirms our commitment to the belief that every young person has the right to a safe school environment, and we stand united in condemning such a blatant attack on our children.

“During Glenn Youngkin’s time as Governor, he has pursued relentless assaults on our education system throughout the Commonwealth. Rather than prioritizing our students and supporting our schools, Youngkin has built an agenda of attacking LGBTQ+ students and slashing public school funding. 

“This November, we must elect Democratic majorities to the House of Delegates and the State Senate to reign in the regressive Youngkin agenda. Today we’re launching our ‘Adopt-a-Dem’ program to connect people who may not be in competitive Delegate and Senate districts to opportunities to support candidates in tight races. We urge Democrats in Fairfax County and across Virginia to adopt a candidate at

“The only way to push back the radical Republicans who support the Youngkin agenda is to vote them out this November.”

FCDC’s “Adopt-a-Dem” website, at, allows for site visitors to find candidates in targeted General Assembly races in this November’s General Election and connects them to donation and volunteer forms to offer support.