Senate Democrats Recap Progress, Look Toward 2019 Elections
Richmond—Today, Senate Democrats released this video highlighting the policies they fought to advance during the 2019 legislative session. These policies include: raising the minimum wage, improving public education, gun violence prevention measures, increasing access to affordable housing, expanding LGBTQ rights, and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
This year, Senate Democrats successfully passed:
Republicans, who control the majority in both chambers, continue to block critical measures that would expand the rights of Virginians and improve the lives of Commonwealth families. This year Virginia Republicans blocked:
All forty seats in the state Senate and all one hundred seats in the state House are up for election this year. Senate Democrats only need to pick up two additional seats to retake the majority in order to continue building on their progress.