For two years we’ve been plagued by wave after wave of covid terror. It seems like a never ending cycle of not having enough resources, not enough believers, or in the majority of cases, not enough consideration for others to combat the spread of the fatal virus. Despite the loss of close to one million […]
No Mask or Vaccination Requirement for the General Assembly will Make It Difficult for Some Virginian’s to Make Their Voice Heard.
Richmond, Virginia—In a recently released outline issued by the House of Delegates and Speaker Designee Todd Gilbert to address COVID-19 policies and procedures during the 2022 Regular Session of the Virginia General Assembly, masks and vaccines are not mandatory. In the 7 page framework that lists various ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, such […]
Trump Endorses Glenn Youngkin Again on Election Eve
Trump has endorsed Glenn Youngkin once again, this time the day before Election Day. While Youngkin would have us believe he is nothing like Trump, it’s clear that they share the same policy goals, and if elected, Trump will be calling the shots here in Virginia behind the scenes.
Failure to Disclose Vaccination Status Should Disqualify Winsome Sears From Becoming Lieutenant Governor
Richmond, Virginia—Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Winsome Sears, won’t disclose her vaccination status. Getting vaccinated is not only safe, but the most basic thing we can do to protect our community and those who cannot get vaccinated themselves, like all children under the age of 12. Failure to get vaccinated or to disclose your vaccination status […]
Vaccine Mandate for State Employees Will Keep Us All Safer
Governor Ralph Northam announced that all state employees in Virginia will be required to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021 today. Requiring vaccines will protect the health and safety of everyone in our community, and we are celebrating this important step forward. “Our own health depends on the health of the person next to […]
The Power of Virginia’s Immigrant Community PV Spotlight on Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the deep racial disparities and inequities in our healthcare system. Our Black and Brown neighbors got sick at a higher rate and were most likely to die from coronavirus. As the crisis unfolded, our communities mobilized to demand action from our elected leaders to address these disparities. Now, vaccination rates are […]
Asking for Help: The Dis-ease of Isolation Puts Recovery at Risk
As someone who has confronted addiction and is friends with other sober warriors, I know how hard it is to get clean and remain sober even under the best of circumstances. The pandemic has served as a relapse trigger for too many by compounding a deadly lack of preventative and rehabilitative services with social isolation, […]
Twice Is Nice: Don’t Skip Out On Your Second Dose!
Hey you! Do you want to get a free Krispy Kreme donut, free beer, and other free goodies? Keep on reading 🙂 Wait, what did I just see!? via GIPHY Did you hear that the Governor of Ohio announced a vaccine lottery? That’s right, if you get your vaccine and you live in Ohio, you […]
If You Don’t Hate Me, Act Like It
by Kimberly Nario Sometimes it feels like I grew up in a hospital. When I was a kid, my mom and several aunties worked at hospitals across Hampton Roads. It was common for my dad to drop me off in the middle of my mom’s shift so I could spend an afternoon bouncing between the […]
So Much Love for the 2021 Sesh
General Assembly Legislative Session Roundup Part 2 We’re sending our compliments to the chefs in the General Assembly who’ve been cooking up all sorts of progress for the Commonwealth! Our mouths are watering as we’re waiting for the Governor to put his pen on progressive bills so they can become law. There’s just so much […]