Senate Democrats Celebrate Voting Rights Expansion

Richmond – Today, Senate Democrats celebrated an expansion of voting rights as SB1026, a bill introduced by Senator Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) and chief co-patroned by Senators Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg), Janet Howell (D-Fairfax), and …

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Senate Democrats Urge House ERA Passage

Richmond—Last month, the Virginia Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) with broad bipartisan support. Since then, the Virginia House of Delegates has failed to bring the resolution to the floor. Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) issued the follo…

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Senate Democrats Condemn the Passage of Anti-Climate Change Bill

Richmond—On Wednesday, the Senate voted to limit the ability of the Governor or any state agency to help address climate change. In a 20-19 vote the Senate passed HB 2611 which prevents Virginia from participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), without a two-thirds m…

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Senate Democrats are Ready to Listen and Lead

Richmond—Today, Senate Democrats released the following statement:  "The events that unfolded over the past week are deeply upsetting.  There is no place in our Commonwealth for racism or sexual assault and as more information comes to light we are committed to hol…

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“Voting is the most important way Virginians can make their voices heard,” said Senator Spruill. “I am proud to champion legislation that provides additional voting options to make it mo…