Repost from The News and Advance.
About 150 people gathered Saturday in Peaks View Park — decked out in American flag and MAGA apparel, waving Trump and Gadsden flags — for a kickoff event for the newly organized Virginians for America First group.
The Richmond-based nonprofit formed in the spring and is working to focus voters’ efforts on regaining a conservative majority in the Virginia House of Delegates in the November election. Democrats currently hold 55 House seats to Republicans’ 45.
Saturday’s speakers at the “Make Virginia Red Again” rally included representatives from organizations including Concerned Women For America, No Left Turn in Education, and the Standing For Freedom Center at Liberty University, as well as Ward III Lynchburg City Councilman Jeff Helgeson and Campbell County Board of Supervisor Member Charlie Watts. Topics included politics, government and religion.
Joshua Pratt, political direct for Virginians for America First, said the educational organization’s passion is to bring information to people so they can become better informed as they are making their decisions at the ballot box this election season.