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What I have to say is very important and I ask you to read this all the way through.

About half of our district is the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. This is where our aquaculture is and it is very strong.


This area makes its living from the hard labor of our Watermen. They need our support now more than ever. Our Watermen catch and raise marine life from rockfish to oysters. They are small businesses that keep the region going.


They keep many more small businesses thriving. Restaurants, local grocery stores, roadside stands and more sell the fresh catches they bring to us.


Rob Wittman tells us that he is ensuring our aquaculture will be protected. Giving an impassioned speech in January, he touts his hard work for our environment yet he votes with Trump.


A President that is losing the support of our Watermen, according to Insider. He proudly stated he voted for the CARES ACT and was bringing help to our Watermen. Help that many haven't seen.


I spoke with one man today who said his business is only running part time and he hasn't had any help from the CARES ACT. This has been the recent trend and that can ruin the lives of an entire industry.


We have small businesses who had a great year in 2019 and were just getting started for a great one this year when the pandemic slammed it to a halt. The buffer they built up is running out or already has.


They are struggling to survive on the little bit our businesses have been able to safely reopen and with home delivery. I've been saying for years the importance of our Watermen in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula region.


These hard working people are the hope and we are letting them down and I refuse to continue to see this struggle without the fight of a lifetime.


Even worse, as I am doing this, as I am experiencing this struggle with the District, I have an opponent who seems mostly concerned with raising money and taking photo-ops.


I don't have time for photo-ops because I am too busy learning and experiencing what it takes to save a region, not worring about what the news has to say about me. I'm working hard to help the ones the news is not talking about.


Let's be clear, from a very personal perspective, we also need to make sure black lives are protected quickly and with great impact, but:

We MUST protect the hard working citizens of this District.


We MUST protect the people living day to day hoping they will make enough money tomorrow to keep pulling the oyster boxes from the water after 18 months of growing.


We MUST protect the small businesses who accept this product with gratitude and sell it with a smile on their face.

I WILL go to Congress ready to enact legislation to do all of this.


This election means everything. It means survival. Tuesday means everything and November means survival. We must beat Rob Wittman in November and that will take knowledge, experience and working with the community.


This district is more than one issue. The diversity here means there are always more. It takes investment to truly hear people and enact changes.


What that means is electing me, Lavangelene "Vangie" Williams to go to Congress and fight for our culture and our lives. 

Vote for me on Tuesday and then let's win this in November.


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