Thanks Virginia Mercury for covering my work to bring more transparency to donations made to our public universities. Our universities rely on the generosity of private donors. At the same time, financial support conditioned on the acceptance of terms that could affect academic decision making should not be shielded from public view. I am pleased that the Freedom of Information Act Council has agreed to study my
While the General Assembly tackled a number of issues at our Reconvened Session on April 3rd, I was pleased to see final passage of my bill to reduce the introduction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals into the environment. According to the US EPA, these chemicals "are very persistent in the environment and human body -- meaning they don't break down and can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects." These chemicals are now the subject of an EPA action plan. PFAS are found in a
I am excited to announce that I am running again to represent the 37th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. It has been an honor to represent the community that I love in Richmond. This is a particularly important year as the House Democrats look to take the majority! Please join me and my family for a 2019 campaign kick-off celebration. This is a free event, although contributions to help get us started strong are always appreciated! Click here to register.
The 2019 General Assembly adjourned sine die on February 24th at 11:52 a.m. It was certainly one for the history books.
Last Friday seems like a universe away. The revelations and allegations over the past week have been difficult to process for all of us -- and I can't even imagine the pain that this has caused the African American community and those who have been the victims of sexual assault. Thank you to the many constituents who have called and sent emails expressing their thoughts and concerns. My prayer for Virginia is that, while extremely painful, we will use what is happening today as an opportunity to heal and bring us together.
I am looking forward to my 2019 Town Hall Meeting with Senator Chap Petersen on February 2nd. The meeting will take place from 9-11 a.m.
Last call! Don't forget to take a few moments to fill out my 2019 Constituent Survey. Your feedback is important as I consider how to vote on numerous issues. I am particularly interested in your input on proposals to allow casino gambling and sports betting in Virginia.
If you haven't already, please take a few moments to share your thoughts on issues facing the General Assembly by filling out my 2019 Constituent Survey. Also, mark your calendar for my Town Hall Meeting with Senator Chap Petersen. The meeting will take place on February 2nd from 9-11 a.m.