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58th VA House of Delegates Candidate Kellen Squire: “I carry the...

Guest post by Kellen Squire, Democratic candidate for House of Delegates in the 58th district (Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Rockingham). There’s a few reasons I decided...

Progress Virginia Condemns Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

More Republican outrages... Progress Virginia Condemns Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Richmond, Virginia--In an early morning meeting, members of a House Health Welfare and Institutions Subcommittee...

Video: Va. House Dem Leader David Toscano on Refusal of Republicans...

Virginia House Democratic leader David Toscano: "Last Monday I asked all the members of the Virginia House of Delegates to join me in asking...

Video: Va. Hospital & Healthcare Assn. Releases New Polling Data Showing...

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) held a press conference a few minutes ago (see video and screen shots below), the theme of...

Video, Photos: Thousands Rally in Richmond, Alexandria to Save Our Healthcare

Speakers in the following video (great job by David Martin - thanks for recording this!) from the "Save Our Healthcare" rally earlier today in...

Will Rep. Bob Goodlatte Leave 30,000 of His Constituents in the...

Cross posted with permission from Goodlatte Watch Congressman Goodlatte has been among the Republicans voting repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), which...

Why We Can’t Reelect Dave Brat

(Originally Published in DailyKos Dave Brat is not an ordinary politician. He does not compromise. He does not make deals. He is a true believer....

Video: At Rally in Virginia, Mike Pence Praises His Anti-Choice, Anti-...

For anyone confused about who right-wingnut Mike Pence really is, check out the video (see below) of Pence talking about how "proud" he is...

Director of Va. Consumer Voices for Healthcare, Public Interest Attorney, Deliver...

From Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare: RICHMOND – Today, Karen Cameron, Director of Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare, and David Balto, public interest antitrust testified at the...

Terry Kilgore’s District Receives Foreign Aid

RAM Lee County photo Triage_zpspornvd1w.jpgA week ago this morning I visited with a film crew from South Korea working just outside of Jonesville, Virginia. No, they weren't casting a movie. They were filming a video appeal to Samsung's worldwide employees for contributions to help Americans without access to health care. Thankful, Virginia Delegates?

The day prior, a German television news team was on set at this Remote Area Medical clinic capturing the essence of what American political arrogance delivers our least fortunate. So the young South Korean and I traded our stories. I knew a Korea he had never experienced, him being born after my first foray to outposts along a tense Demilitarized Zone. He knows an America that can't exist in his own nation where there is universal health care; an America you won't hear honestly debated by Virginia Republicans or their Presidential pretenders.

Incumbent Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-Scott), running for reelection unopposed with over a quarter million dollars in his campaign coffers, failed to drop by to thank his constituents' benefactors for delivering the health care that his Party's policies have denied them. Maybe he is saving the funds to pay for a flight to Inchon so he can meet the Samsung executives personally.

The sparsely used and essentially vacant Lee County Airport terminal had been transformed the Friday prior into a health facility; every nook and cranny was claimed. The expeditionary nature of the organization Stan Brock leads leverages volunteers to construct tents, unload and arrange equipment, and prepare for two days of service. Last year, players from the Lee High School football team provided the bulk of muscle required. But this year the Generals had a game on set up day; local churches rounded up some help. A group of students from James Madison University's (JMU) Department of Social Work, led by their mentor, Dr. Laura Hunt Trull, pitched in both days of the clinic. And there were the cats and dogs like me.