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Video: VA GOP Chair Says “[party] staff deserves to have a world-class facility, not the *literal ghetto* they now live and work and serve in”
Sunday (1/24) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +3,792 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 472,447), +58 Hospitalizations...
We Demand This Fraud Be Stopped: Repeal “Right to Work” in Virginia
Video: “Virginia’s Vaccine Czar” Answers Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Gap Between Vaccines Received and Administered, etc.
Virginia AFL-CIO Touts “Huge Win for Workers” as State “Enacts First Permanent Workplace Virus Protection Standards in the Nation”
Sen. John Bell: “Senator Chase is clearly not sorry for supporting the insurrection…My resolution to censure Senator Amanda Chase will be going forward next week”
Video: As VA GOP Argues Endlessly Over Its Method of Nomination, State Central Committee Member Complains About “the VICIOUS incivility and attacks that have been coming from one side”
Saturday (1/23) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +4,904 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 468,655), +110 Hospitalizations...
VA Del. Danica Roem Responds to Opponent of Her Afterschool Meals Bill: “When will it stop? When we feed every kid.”
Virginia Senate Democrats Insure Women’s Futures
Video: VA Senators Respond to Sen. Amanda Chase (R), Who Faces Possible Censure For Her Actions on 1/6
Virginia Senate Passes Legislation to Repeal Ban on Abortion Coverage on Health Exchange
AG Herring Confirms Authority of General Assembly to Discipline or Expel Members
Friday (1/22) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +4,147 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 463,571), +139 Hospitalizations...
Video: Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07) Says President Biden’s Unity Message Was NOT Intended For Those Who Would Rise Up in Insurrection
Audio: Just a Reminder That George Allen Is Wrong About Basically *EVERYTHING*
Virginia Dems Chair Calls For Removal Of Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist Serving On The Redistricting Commission
Community Advocate Richard Walker Announces Candidacy As the “People’s Delegate” For the 71st District of the Virginia House of Delegates
2021 VA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Endorsed By Corrupt Bob McDonnell, Who Got “Freedom From Jail - But Not From Disgrace”
DLCC Launches Database and Digital Campaign Highlighting GOP State Legislator Insurrectionists
New Poll Shows Virginians Want More Health Insurance Transparency From the State As Rates Continue to Rise
Thursday (1/21) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +4,013 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 459,604), +174 Hospitalizations...
Enviro Groups, Joined by Monacan Indian Nation, File New Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Last-Minute Approvals For Mountain Valley Pipeline
Video: “New Virginia Way” Highlights McAuliffe’s Plan to Address Inequities in Education, Raise Teacher Pay Above National Average for First Time in Virginia History
FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Aggressive and Immediate Action to Contain COVID-19 Crisis
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA01), Who Pushed to Overturn Election, Called Out HARD By Qasim Rashid for Claiming, “Today, we witnessed the peaceful transition of power”
VA Sen. Chap Petersen (D?-Fairfax City) Argues It’s Not Worth Closing Schools For 9-Year-Olds Because Of the Death Of a 99-Year-Old
Virginia Republicans Are Doubling Down On Election Conspiracies And Defending Insurrectionists
Video: Sen. Mark Warner Says “I remember sitting four years when he gave one of the darkest inauguration speeches in American history…mean-spirited, no willingness to reach out”
Wednesday (1/20) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +4,515 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 455,591), +165 Hospitalizations...
Petitioning During COVID: A Campaign Nightmare
Following 1/6/21 Insurrection at U.S. Capitol, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Demands Resignation of Faaaar-Right Delegate Dave LaRock (R)
Video – Rep. Spanberger Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden: “Today is a moment of optimism”
FACT SHEET: President-Elect Biden’s Day One Executive Actions Deliver Relief for Families Across America Amid Converging Crises
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08): “At long last, Donald Trump will leave office tomorrow… I was here through it all, and I can attest to Trump’s historic legacy of failure”
Video: VA Senate Privileges & Elections Committee Votes 9-6, Along Party Lines, For Censure Resolution Against Sen. Amanda Chase (R)
BREAKING: Senate Committee Votes Down Public Utility Money Ban
Virginia Senate Votes 37-1 to Strip Sen. Amanda Chase – Who Spoke at the 1/6 Pro-Trump Rally in D.C. - Of Her Last Committee Assignment
AG Mark Herring Part of Lawsuit That Just Blocked Trump’s “Dirty Power” Rule That Violated the Clean Air Act
One of Virginia’s First Political Bloggers Appears to Be Frontrunner for Republican Nomination in SD38[UPDATE 1/22: Hackworth Defeats Dotson]
Virginia House Democrats Crush Republicans In Fundraising To Start The 2021 Election Year
Sen. Mark Warner: “Ms. Haines, it will be your task to ensure that the [intelligence community] recovers from this dark chapter”
Tuesday (1/19) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +4,526 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 451,076), +84 Hospitalizations...
Bill by Sen. Lionell Spruill to Move Virginia’s Low-Turnout May Local Elections to November Reported Out of the Virginia Senate’s Local Government Committee
Video: 29th Annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence
Two Great Bills to Advance Clean Energy in Virginia
2021 VA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kirk Cox: “These people aren’t protesters, they’re provocateurs”
Monday (1/18) Virginia Sets Record-High 2-Day (+17,159), 3-Day (+23,916), 10-Day (+58,633) New COVID-19 Cases
Virginia Republicans “Quote Dr. King on social media one day out of the year” while liv[ing] a life that runs counter to his words and teachings the other 364”
Governor Northam Commends Nomination of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh as USDA Deputy Secretary
Graphs: Virginia Gubernatorial Fundraising Off to Record Start; Compare to Previous Elections Going Back to 2001
Video: Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor Endorses AG Mark Herring for Reelection