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.
Author: Kaye Kory
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.
On July 7th, Sean Perryman, President of the Fairfax NAACP and I signed an open letter to Governor Northam requesting that he approve the repurposing of the $4.7 million annually allocated to support SRO’s across our state.
Bijan should not have lost his life. Tony should not have been imprisoned with no hope of parole. Real people like Bijan and Tony and their families are victims of an unforgiving and racist system. We have an opportunity now to change — we must take it.
As you know, the case numbers in Virginia have increased all over the state. As a consequence, we will meet in person in Richmond and follow up with virtual hearings, committee meetings and votes.
In these unsettling and crisis-driven times, we struggle to hear the divergent opinions and voices raised.
The press of absorbing the moment-to-moment changes can be exhausting without even attending to the troubling subject matter: a lethal pandemic, an economic crash, black lives matter and ‘defund’ the police. How to respond?