Charlottesville, Va.—The State Governing Board of Virginia Organizing has called for a full investigation of the sexual assault allegations brought against Lieutenant Governor JustinFairfax.
Virginia Organizing Chairperson Del McWhorter released the following statement:
“Although recent revelations of past racist actions on the part of Senator Tommy Norment, Attorney General Mark Herring, and Governor Ralph Northam have captured the attention of the citizenry, white supremacy is not the only evil that plagues our nation and the Commonwealth. Alongside it, and often bound up with it, is the evil that is sexual domination and exploitation of women by men. Virginia Organizing stands against sexism, sex discrimination, and sexual exploitation and violence in all their manifestations.
“Over the last few weeks, two women have accused Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. Virginia Organizing takes these allegations very seriously. We, along with the Lieutenant Governor and the accusers, call for a full and fair investigation of those accusations.
“We support the initiatives of the General Assembly, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, and the broader community to find means for carrying out such an investigation in as expeditious a manner as possible to bring justice for all involved.”
To schedule an interview with Del McWhorter, please contact Rosemary Gould at 434-962-7261 or rosemary@virginia-organizing.