Tag: General Assembly

Prince William Democrats Run Diverse Candidate Pool in Delegate Primary

Prince William Democrats Run Diverse Candidate Pool in Delegate Primary

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Primary Day is Tuesday, and the Prince William Democrats are running a diverse group of candidates to challenge Republican incumbents in delegate seats in districts around the county.

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OPINION: Va. General Assembly Should Authorize Medicaid Expansion

OPINION: Va. General Assembly Should Authorize Medicaid Expansion

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

It can be hard to keep up with this wave of legislation, but there is one amendment that sticks out and has a far greater impact on the lives of working Virginians than any other: authorizing the Governor to expand Medicaid in Virginia.

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Gov. McAuliffe Vows to Veto Anti-LGBT Legislation

Gov. McAuliffe Vows to Veto Anti-LGBT Legislation

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed to veto any bill that discriminates against LGBTQ people at a reception hosted Tuesday night by Equality Virginia.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Panel’s Rebuff of Redistricting Elicits ‘Boos’

RICHMOND BEAT: Panel’s Rebuff of Redistricting Elicits ‘Boos’

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Dozens of people jeered Republicans on a House committee Friday after they declined to revive legislation aimed at changing the way political districts are drawn in Virginia. 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s Time to Take Gerrymander Fight to the Ballot Box

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s Time to Take Gerrymander Fight to the Ballot Box

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments | Community

“But whether the motivation is incumbent protection or partisan advantage, the result is the same. The people are cheated out of the right to be accurately represented.”

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RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would End ‘Winner Take All’ Electoral Vote System

RICHMOND BEAT: Bill Would End ‘Winner Take All’ Electoral Vote System

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

A bill to end Virginia’s “winner take all” system of awarding Electoral College votes was approved by a House subcommittee Tuesday.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Make Anniversary of Roe v. Wade ‘Day of Tears’

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Make Anniversary of Roe v. Wade ‘Day of Tears’

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution, Wednesday, to hold a “Day of Tears,” Jan. 22, to commemorate the lives lost through abortion.

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Candidates Form Prince William Progressive Coalition for 2017

Candidates Form Prince William Progressive Coalition for 2017

| January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

With state delegate electections scheduled for November of 2017, Lee Carter, Ken Boddye, Elizabeth Guzman and Mansimran Kahlon have already begun their campaigns by reaching out to neighbors, and talking to people about the changes they would like to see in Virginia’s General Assembly.

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Bull Run Civics Class Visits Richmond, Meets Governor

Bull Run Civics Class Visits Richmond, Meets Governor

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Education

Eighty-five students in Riley O’Casey’s Bull Run Middle School 8th grade civics classes visited Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 4, where they toured the state capitol building and met with Governor McAuliffe.

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Virginia House OKs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Virginia House OKs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

In a swipe at Planned Parenthood, the House on Tuesday passed a bill to prohibit the Virginia Department of Health from funding clinics that provide abortions except in the case of rape or incest or if the mother’s life is endangered.

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