Virginia Coalition for Progressive Values To Host a Press Conference Ahead of Veto Session on the Status of Progressive Legislation 

Richmond, Virginia—Progress Virginia and the Virginia Coalition for Progressive Values will host a press conference to discuss the status of several vetoed pieces of legislation. The press conference will feature remarks from legislators, as well as stories from people whose lives were personally impacted by the legislation. Focus areas will include minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, education and teacher pay, reproductive justice, and gun violence prevention. 


Hosts: The Virginia Coalition for Progressive Values 

Speakers: Senator Scott Surrovell 

Delegate Marcia Price

Senator Stella Pekarsky 

Impacted people sharing stories about minimum wage, education, paid family and medical leave, and gun violence. 

WHAT: A rally and press conference to discuss the status of progressive legislation vetoed by the Governor in advance of the General Assembly reconvening for veto session. 

WHERE:  Bell Tower, Virginia State Capitol, 101 N. 9th St, Richmond VA 23219

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 2-3 PM

WHY: Virginians support these common sense bills and elected representatives to pass them. By vetoing these bills, Governor Youngkin is thwarting the will of the people in order to further his own extreme right-wing agenda and expand his national profile. People in our community are coming together to say we want this legislation and we will keep fighting to make them a reality for all of us.