Here are two Progress Virginia team members sharing how the intentional thought about race, or the lack thereof, had an enormous impact on their lives, and the lives of their children.
If you live in Virginia, it is virtually impossible to not have heard something, even the tiniest nugget of information or mention of Critical Race Theory, commonly referred to as CRT.
On Friday evening, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced Susan Beals, a former aide to Republican Senator Amanda Chase, for the role of Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections.
Progress Virginia was joined by Senator Jennifer McClellan, Senator Louise Lucas, Delegate Marcia Price, and Delegate Marcus Simon on a Twitter Space this morning to spill the tea on all that went on during the legislative session.
Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor voted today to block two bills that would have capped the minimum wage at $11 an hour.
This evening, the Virginia House of Delegates heard their second readings of HB212 (Greenhalgh) and HB304 (Freitas). These bills would infringe upon the relationship between patients and their providers and fan the flames of anti-abortion rhetoric and misinformation.
While anti-family extremists descend upon Richmond for their anti-abortion rally, 79% of people in Virginia support full access to abortion and they do not want politicians interfering in their personal healthcare decisions.
In a pivotal step towards justice today, Virginia community members are relieved today after members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of SB475 , Senator Jennifer McClellan’s bill requiring defendants to have access to a lawyer the very first time they appear before a judge.
Republican members of the House Courts of Justice Subcommittee #4 voted to pass two bills that will attack abortion access in Virginia. HB212, sponsored by Delegate Karen Greenhalgh, would repeal the Reproductive Health Protection Act, and send us backward.
Today, the House Finance Committee voted to pass HB472, sponsored by Delegate McNamara. The bill would double the amount of the standard deduction for state taxes, resulting in a loss of nearly $1 billion in funding for our kids’ schools, the roads we drive on, and the services we rely on.