VA LCV, LCV call on Fairfax to resign office immediately

Holly Burke, 202-454-4554, Holly_Burke@lcv.org

Below is a statement from LCV’s affiliate, Virginia League of Conservation Voters. The following can also be attributed to LCV:

“LCV joins with the Virginia League of Conservation Voters in calling on Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax to step down following the serious and credible allegations made against him. We condemn sexual harassment and sexual violence of any kind and we believe that, like all survivors, these women deserve to be respected and heard through a fair, thorough and safe process that allows their full stories to be told.”

For Immediate Release:
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

Contact: Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 | lfrancis@valcv.org

Virginia LCV calls on Fairfax to Resign in Wake of Second Sexual Assault Allegation

RICHMOND – In response to a second, serious, and we believe credible, allegation of sexual assault against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:

“The allegations against Justin Fairfax are deeply troubling and appalling. We believe these accusations make it impossible for Mr. Fairfax to meet the demands of the office of Lieutenant Governor and disqualify him to hold office in Virginia. We call on Fairfax to immediately resign the office of Lieutenant Governor.

As an organization committed to the health and safety of all people, we also believe it is important to take allegations of sexual assault extremely seriously. Virginia LCV condemns sexual harassment and sexual violence of any kind and we believe that, like all survivors, these women deserve to be respected and heard through a fair, thorough and safe process that allows their full stories to be told.”

Anyone affected by sexual assault, whether it happened to you or someone care about, can find support on the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE). You can also visit online.rainn.org to receive support via confidential online chat.

About us:

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. Virginia LCV works with conservation leaders across Virginia and strives for a conservation majority in state government. We secure good public policies on the state level and hold public officials accountable for their positions on environmental issues. For more information, visit www.valcv.org.

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