The energy of women - at every level - since November 2016 has been amazing. Making its way around the internet is the latest Time cover, which depicts a number of women elected last November to the Virginia House of Delegates. But what does electing women do for the next generation? I spent my Saturday … Continue reading Year of the woman?
With Tuesday's primaries out of the way, the field is set for November's elections. The statewide contests have received the bulk of the attention (well, two of the three) but we also have the 100-member House of Delegates contests. My congratulations to all of the nominees. To those not chosen, thank you for offering to … Continue reading #GameOnVA
When Norfolk voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will first be asked to choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot. Both parties are holding primaries for governor and lieutenant governor. The ballots for Democratic voters in the 83rd or 89th House of Delegates district will include candidates for the party's nomination in those races … Continue reading 6/13 primary: Norfolk’s Commonwealth’s Attorney
Slowly, but surely, I'm getting back in the swing of things. And my calendar is filling up 🙂 A few things I have on my plate to participate in that may interested you: June 3 - panel discussion after the screening of "Political Animals,"which is being shown as a part of the 4th Annual LGBT … Continue reading Upcoming
Last month, the YWCA South Hampton Roads honored 12 women from across Hampton Roads. According to the website: Women of Distinction are women from all walks of life in our community whose professional accomplishments and/or philanthropic efforts truly epitomize the potential of every woman. Each year, the YWCA South Hampton Roads recognizes and celebrates the … Continue reading ICYMI: 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction
The deadline to register to vote in the June 13th primary is TODAY, May 22. But "registration" doesn't just include those voting for the first time. If you have moved recently, updating your address is also a part of registration. You can register to vote, including checking your current registration here. Don't delay.
In just under a month, Virginia voters will head to the polls to select party nominees for various offices. As has been the case in recent years, when you go to the polls, you'll have to choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot. You can't vote in both primaries. I mentioned the names of the … Continue reading June 13th primary candidates
That's what the last few months have felt like. It has been overwhelming. The sh!tshow that is the state of our national politics accounts for much of it. It is impossible to ignore the daily hourly minute-by-minute avalanche of stuff coming out of Washington. Yes, Donald Trump has been a disaster, but so has the … Continue reading Like drinking from a firehose
If you've been following the saga of Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot, then you know that some serious change needs to be made to the laws in Virginia which allow him to stay in office while appealing his felony convictions. A house bill addressing the situation - automatic suspension from office upon conviction - was discussed … Continue reading ALERT: SB 1487 action needed today
This has been an interesting year to be a member of the Electoral College. As with everything that I do, I spent a significant amount of time researching our role. Of course, had Hillary Clinton won the election, all that research would have gone to waste 🙂 I've written a couple of op-eds (1, 2) … Continue reading On being an elector in 2016