On Wednesday I will take my oath of office in the Capitol Building, and the 2022 General Assembly Session will formally begin. This session is fraught with uncertainty: uncertainty about the politics at play and uncertainty about the health of the members of the General Assembly and the health of all Virginians.
Author: Kaye Kory
The whipped-up outcry on public education seemed to definitely turn the tide in November’s election. Between the ‘outrage’ about a parent’s involvement in a child’s education and the near-hysteria about critical race theory, public education became the hottest campaign issue in the gubernatorial campaigns.
Women’s reproductive rights has been a controversial subject for my entire life, not to mention a volatile issue for elected officials striving to make wise, balanced public policy decisions. I grew up hearing the phrase “Our Bodies, Ourselves”. (It is ironic that folks who refuse to become vaccinated have taken up this chant in defense of the decision to remain unvaccinated.)
My colleagues in Virginia’s House of Delegates and the Senate have passed an amended budget allocating the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) emergency relief funding to Virginia.
I am honored to have been elected as the Chair of the Disabilities Commission.
For those of us immersed and enmeshed in the primary campaigns, the world around us became more and more distant. Today I say, welcome back primary campaign workers and candidates. The world is waiting for you to jump back in.
Our new Democratic majority in the House of Delegates has been very effective at implementing the progressive agenda that Virginia Democrats support.
The humane treatment of animals has always been important to me as a legislator, community activist, parent, neighbor and sister.
“The root cause of sex work is poverty. Poverty is a state-generated problem; the state pushes people into sex work by denying them access to a safety net and then arresting them as sex traffickers”
One of the responsibilities of the General Assembly that I have been focusing on more and more over the past several sessions is criminal justice reform.