It was guaranteed that Virginia’s new Governor Glenn Youngkin was going to piss a few Democrats off within his first few months in office but it didn’t even take him a week. Youngkin made some huge changes Wednesday, including appointing a new lead to the state’s diversity, opportunity, and inclusion efforts.
His appointee is an outspoken opponent to CRT and was just deemed the ‘ambassador for unborn children’.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin changed Virginia’s “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Officer to “Diversity, Opportunity and Inclusion.”
The job includes being an “ambassador for unborn children.” pic.twitter.com/QyvFXAWtNO
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 20, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced he has chosen Angela Sailor to be Virginia’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Governor Youngkin also issued Executive Order #10, designating Sailor as a member of his cabinet as the Commonwealth Chief Diversity, Opportunity & Inclusion Officer with a stronger and more focused role on promoting ideas, policies, and economic opportunities for disadvantaged Virginians, including Virginians living with disabilities and bringing Virginians of different faiths together.
“The people of Virginia elected the most diverse leadership in the Commonwealth’s history. Virginia is big enough for the hopes and dreams of a diverse people. Angela Sailor’s experience in government, nonprofits and the private sector will guide us as we ensure that the government is working for all Virginians across our diverse Commonwealth, especially when it comes to economic opportunity for all Virginians. In addition, I will introduce and support legislation to change the name of the office to the Diversity, Opportunity and Inclusion Office,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.
“Angela Sailor is an executive with 20 plus years of experience delivering measurable achievements in both in-house and advisory roles working with government (White House, Congress, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Education), corporate, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and non-profit organizations (NPOs). Her most recent positions include, Vice President of The Feulner Institute at The Heritage Foundation, Chief of Staff to Heritage’s President Kay Coles James and public member of the Senior Foreign Service Selection Board for the United States Department of State.”
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.