What's Happening

Fight for $15

January 16, 2018

Last night, surrounded by business leaders, union workers, faith groups and fellow colleagues, Senator Rich Madaleno and I kicked off the Fight for $15 Campaign, a measure that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2023.

As 2017 Comes to a Close

December 19, 2017
2017 has been quite a year! There have been highs and lows - moments of utter disbelief and unexpected joy. As an optimist, I’ll shine a little light on the highs that bookend the year for me: the Women’s March and the election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate in Alabama. The sense of community and purpose so many of us felt from participating in the Women’s March back in January persists even today. And while the election of Doug Jones was close, it demonstrated the importance of organizing and of showing up.

The Waning Days of November

November 29, 2017
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year, celebrating with family and friends. It is one of my favorite times of year, a special time to slow down (after the turkey!), take stock and to be grateful for those around us. But every day of the year, I’m grateful to live in a diverse and vibrant community, one in which I am able to serve the residents of District 11 in the General Assembly. Every day, I get to connect with constituents, many of whom I’ve known for years and some I’ve met more recently.

October Update

October 26, 2017

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School Visits

Two Days in a Row!

September 19, 2017

 

As I enter the final year of my first term in the House of Delegates, I’ve given a great deal of thought about how best to continue representing the needs of the people of the 11th district, fighting for the issues most important to them and to me.  I really appreciate and have been humbled by the encouragement and support of so many individuals and organizations, and I have carefully considered all of their suggestions about how I can be most effective.

September Isn't Only for Back-to-School

September 18, 2017

Summer’s in the Rear View Mirror

With the passage of Labor Day and the first day of school and temperatures beginning to drop, it’s safe to say the summer is long gone. Like many of you, I sent my children back to school, and although they’re in college and graduate school, I still tear up!

Not Your Dog Days of August

August 15, 2017

Charlottesville

This past weekend, most of us looked on in horror as we watched terrorism unfold in our neighboring state of Virginia. The hate-filled rhetoric of white supremacists and neo-Nazis that echoed throughout Charlottesville should be a strong reminder that racism and anti-Semitism are not dead. The rise of hate crimes and white supremacist rallies are being orchestrated to strike fear in our hearts. We must denounce bigotry and intolerance, but more importantly, turn our words into action.

Two Weeks To Go

March 28, 2017
 
Last week, we passed what is termed "Crossover," the date by which a bill must pass one chamber in order to be guaranteed a hearing in the other. It's a mad scramble to push out as many bills as possible and committees work long hours to finish up hearings and voting sessions. We spend many hours on the floor of the House considering a wide variety of bills. Here is a quick update on what has passed the House:

The Budget

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