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The Voter Express – April 2018
This issue is a bit larger than usual (8pp) because there was so much important information about the recent Legislative Session and underway.
Veto Session: Governor offered 8 amendments to HR1598 and SB106 (identical bills), a subsequent amendment was the protection of Communities of Interest. Senate bill went by for the day = kills the bill because it was only a 1-day session; this was a recorded procedural vote. House brought up, Del Chris Jones said Governor had not conferred with him and he doesn’t support amendments. Recorded Vote = along party lines, but have a record of votes! Now Governor can sign the bill as originally presented or veto it outright. He has 30 days to do this. Reports are that Sen … Continue reading →
https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=26064 “RICHMOND – Governor Northam today issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 22-28, 2018, as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers and administrators across the Commonwealth will be encouraged to conduct voter registration drives at their schools. Governor McAuliffe announced the first annual High School Voter Registration Week in 2016.” … Continue reading →
One Virginia 2021 Call – 13 April 2018 Legislation: This week, during the special session, 1VA2021 volunteers are urged to target their delegates and senators to encourage them to vote for the Governor’s amendments to SB106 & HB1598 (redistricting criteria). 1VA2021 is using the petition to encourage delegates and senators to support the bill. The Governor’s move was good progress but there is still more to go. He acknowledges that the bill falls short because it does not include the independent commission. Good first steps but still need the constitutional amendment. The Governor’s amendments do put communities of interest above … Continue reading →
Please help spread the word for people to watch for this fake letters questioning a person’s registration status: … Continue reading →
What is being done to prevent the debacle of the mis-marked ballot that created such a stir in Nov. of 2017 in Virginia? Well, here are a few news articles that provide an idea: … Continue reading →
With little assistance, Mary Bull has created this website for LWV Williamsburg. Job well-done, Mary! … Continue reading →
OneVirginia2021 Call – 9March2018 General Assembly: The House ending tomorrow without a budget. State budget to 1st of July. They will come back around May 15th to deal with the budget. Also come back April 18th for Veto Session (constitutionally mandated). HB1598 (Jones) and SB106 (Suetterlein) – went to Governor on March 6, he has until April 5 (30 days) to take action. Cannot be further amended, just and up or down vote. Then he either signs it or it’s a pocket veto. Hoping that he will offer an amendment to strengthen criteria in the bill. April 15 important because … Continue reading →
Good news! Yesterday, the General Assembly agreed to a floor to the gas tax (at the February 20, 2013 level). Today the Senate and House passed resolutions calling for a special session to begin immediately on adjournment tomorrow at midnight. As the conference committees continue their work, as a private citizen, please call the legislators listed below (and, as a constituent, your own legislators if not listed) Action: Thank the legislators for passing a floor for the gas tax and ask them to support Metro funding that: is the full $154M that WMATA needs offers $50 PRIIA match provides a … Continue reading →
At the Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 28th 10am-Noon. See the flyer to get more information and to RSVP! … Continue reading →