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URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Tell Gov. Northam He Must Rein in Spending & Hold up Burdensome Bills


Dear [fname],

I hope you and your families are managing as well as can be expected in these trying times. I want to update you on my actions in response to the health and economic crisis, as well as some resources which are available to individuals and businesses.



This week, I sent a letter to Governor Northam asking him to amend the budget and other bills which add costs and regulatory burden to businesses and residents.

The letter made these recommendations:

  1. Reduce essential spending across the board and tie all non-essential spending to revenue benchmarks.
  2. Delay enactment of ALL legislation which adds to cost of living or doing business in Virginia, and ALL unfunded mandates to local governments.

160,000 of our friends and neighbors in the Commonwealth lost their jobs in the two weeks between March 15-28, and countless more this week. Virginia’s biennial budget proposes significant spending that is non-essential and that must be curtailed. We need to stop any additional taxes and regulations that would stall a recovery.

I talk to people, including business owners, each day and they are genuinely very concerned about what is ahead; they are taking steps to hunker down, our state government needs to do likewise and avoid burdening others in these difficult times. The Governor's deadline to act is April 11th.

Ask Gov. Northam to take these actions

More information:



This health crisis and subsequent restrictions from the Governor have brought significant disruption to our lives at work and at home. We must remain calm and set an example for our families, friends, and neighbors.

There is no need to panic or horde any resources. Please take care of yourself and your family, but also look out for the others around you, especially the elderly and those with chronic health conditions, who will likely continue to need additional assistance in the days and weeks ahead.

Below are helpful links to stay updated on COVID-19 developments:

In addition to limiting public interaction, there are a few common-sense steps to help keep you and your family safe and slow the spread of the virus:

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid contact with sick people as much as possible.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.
  • Facemasks, including cloth, can be used to help stop the spread of COVID-19. However, Virginia is still facing a critical shortage of medical-grade facemasks and other PPE, so use of medical-grade facemasks should be reserved for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility)

My office is monitoring the situation in Virginia closely and will keep you advised as we learn more. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email my office at 540-751-8364 or You can also follow me on twitter @LaRock4Delegate or like my Facebook page to keep up to date.



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District Office: P.O. Box 6, Hamilton, Virginia 20159 (540) 751-8364

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