SENATE DEMOCRATS DELIVER ON JUSTICE REFORM PRIORITIES

RICHMOND -- In the wake of the death of  George Floyd, the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus set in motion a process to craft what would ultimately become our criminal justice and racial equity agenda for the 2020 special session of the Virginia General Assembly. We held a widely attend…

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SENATE OF VIRGINIA PASSES SWEEPING POLICING REFORM PACKAGE

RICHMOND -- This afternoon, the Senate of Virginia passed Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie E. Locke’s (D-Hampton) SB 5030 on a 21-19, party line vote. The bill represents a sweeping policing reform package, which includes provisions which will: Prohibit No Knock Warrants (Breonn…

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SENATE DEM LEADERSHIP SINE DIE STATEMENT

Richmond -- This afternoon, the Virginia General Assembly wrapped up the business of the 2020 regular legislative session. Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D-Fairfax) and Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie E. Locke (D-Hampton) issued the following join…

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VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES REDISTRICTING REFORM

Richmond -- This afternoon, the Virginia House of Delegates advanced Senator George Barker’s SJ18, which calls for an amendment to the Virginia Constitution establishing a bipartisan redistricting commission. Today’s vote means that the constitutional amendment has pass…

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