As expected, the newly-empowered Democrats are planning to use their majority status to accomplish the radical policy changes Republicans have been able to defeat in recent years. From making possession of commonly-held firearms a felony, to numerous LGBT priorities, to radical changes in voting, to policy changes which will expose vulnerable women and babies to danger, to severe limitation of parental rights, it appears to be as bad as we predicted. A full list of legislation introduced so far is available here.
I am continuing to meet with local folks and talk with legislators and other people around the Commonwealth to see what we can do to fix what matters to you in your everyday life: Transportation funding, lower tolls, government reform, education opportunities, affordable broadband access, improvements to social services, and more.
A Wave of Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions:
Our nation's Declaration of Independence states that all people are "....endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men...." All across the Commonwealth, citizens are demanding that their local governments pass "2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions" to protect their rights to life and liberty against the Democrats' efforts. More information is available on VCDL's website here, and please subscribe to their emails for updates. Over 700 patriots showed up in Shenandoah County last night. So far, Loudoun County does not seem willing to pass such a resolution. There are Facebook groups with more information on these efforts in Clarke County, and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Clarke and Frederick Counties have efforts underway which I encourage you to support by contacting supervisors and attending the upcoming meetings:
December 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Board Meeting Room
107 North Kent Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601
Berryville-Clarke County Government Center
Second Floor, Main Meeting Room
December 17th, 1:00pm and 6:30pm
101 Chalmers Ct, Berryville 22611
Protecting our Children:
Are you worried about your child's education? (Grades K-12) Learn about what Loudoun County Public Schools is doing to undermine your Faith and values, and how you can fight back! Hear from parents and other victims. Join Parent and Child Loudoun on Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:45pm at Our Lady of Hope Church parish hall (lower parking lot entrance) 46639 Algonkian Pkwy, Sterling. Topics include: Chromebooks, Diversity Books, Impact of Policy 1040, Family Life Education and hear from newly- elected LCPS School Board member, John Beatty! Light refreshments will be served. See you on Dec 3rd! For more information, visit Parent and Child Loudoun's website, their Facebook page, or email email@example.com
Yesterday, I met with local representatives of Dominion Energy, discussing how to improve reliability of their service, as well as broadband expansion and other business of interest to the folks I serve.
Recognizing those who serve and protect our community:
I was honored to attend and provide certificates of recognition to 10 outstanding public servants at the Horseshoe Curve Benevolent Association's Police Awards