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Action Alerts relating to Election Bills Tuesday Morning 2/20/18 – House P&E Subcommittee #1 … Continue reading →
Immediately contact members of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees (listed below). Then contact your own members of the General Assembly. … Continue reading →
A House P&E subcommittee is hearing significant Senate Bills early Tuesday morning. Multiple Senate bills on the table.
Important Information from LWVUS on DACA (If page does not display properly, use this link: https://www.lwv.org/immigration/league-sends-letter-immigration-congress) … Continue reading →
OneVirginia2021 Call 16 February 2018 Companion bills x-crossed over between House & Senate. Have some hope that if/when passed that Gov Northam could add things to make even better. But unlikely since his main concern is Medicaid Expansion. Senator Saslaw: has always criticized OneVA2021 saying that Democrats in VA General Assembly would be significantly reduced. However, Brian was able to speak to the Democratic Caucus. After Sen Saslaw remarked that “Brian is one of the smartest people he’s met on this issue aside from elected officials.” He appreciates that 1VA2021 doesn’t see this as a simple issue and understand redistricting … Continue reading →
A huge thank you to Sherry Zachry for putting this together on very short notice. Those of us who know how much work it takes to put something like this together greatly appreciate your efforts. This is now a new page under our Members Resources page. You might want to bookmark it! [the pdf version can be downloaded here: http://lwv-va.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-General-Assembly-RESOURCES-INF-RV.pdf ] … Continue reading →
Looking for more of the Action Alerts from LWV-VA’s coalition partners? Well, since a lot of our information moves fast and is on social media, we have set up a special page on the website that shows our LWV-VA Facebook Feed. If you do not have a Facebook account, click on “not now” when prompted to get an account and you will be able to see what is written. You will not, however, be able to share it. Use this link to see the page, then when you want it in the future, just go to the lwv-va.org website and … Continue reading →
[update: 2/5/18 HB287 passed the House. It has been referred to the Senate Committee on Transportation but it is not on any docket as of 2/9/18] “The Stop Violence” plate design has made it to the House Floor for a vote. The Gun Safety task force is asking us to encourage Local League and member calls/emails to get this passed. From the “Stop Gun Violence” License Plate Program: We would greatly appreciate the support of the LWV-VA for HB 287, the “Stop Gun Violence” special interest license plate bill. Delegate Marcus is Patron of the bill and Senator Adam Ebbin is co-Patron. … Continue reading →
Although I have lived in Virginia for 43 years, I had never visited the State Capitol or General Assembly until this past week. But when lobbying days were scheduled on four straight days for organizations and issues I cared about, I decided to make the trip. It helped, of course, that I am retired and that my son’s family lives in the Richmond area. But I found it to be a very enlightening and satisfying experience. The first draw was the Northern Virginia lobbying day for OneVirginia2021, the bipartisan coalition working on redistricting reform. (OneVirginia2021 has planned lobbying days for … Continue reading →
LWV-VA COALITION PARTNER ACTION ALERT Medicaid Expansion set for Senate Committee on Education and Health Senate Committee on Education and Health Chairman: Stephen D. Newman Committee Members: Newman (Chairman), Saslaw, Lucas, Howell, Locke, Barker, Black, Carrico, Petersen, Cosgrove, Lewis, Dunnavant, Chase, Suetterlein, Peake Date of Meeting: January 25, 2018 Time and Place: 8:00 AM – Senate Room A – Pocahontas Bldg. Together, we have marched, held rallies and press conferences, written letters, and engaged with lawmakers and members of our communities about the importance of Medicaid expansion. Why? Because we believe that when all Virginians have access to affordable, accessible, and quality … Continue reading →
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The Virginia Voter – February 2018