The first televised debate of Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial primary started out tame Tuesday evening, with almost 25 minutes of civil discussion about how the five candidates onstage plan to lead the state out of it.
Virginia has made headlines in recent months for criminal justice reform measures but advocates say more needs to be done. They are disappointed lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly recently killed proposals to reduce qualified immunity protections for police officers.
While a caravan of pro-gun lobbyists made its way through Richmond for Lobby Day 2021, proponents of stricter gun laws were holding the 29th Annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence on Zoom.
JMU political science professor: “Things have gotten out of hand, and the social media outlets have not been responsible enough, they have allowed a great deal of incendiary speech to occur, and they don’t have to. And that’s the bottom line.”
Leaders from Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. are encouraging Americans not to travel to the nation’s Capital for President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration and instead ask that people join virtually.
7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger is calling on the people who attacked the U.S. Capitol, and the people who incited them, to be held accountable – including her colleagues in the House and Senate.