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VAPLAN Reviews What Happened Last Week and Previews Monday in the...

Thanks as always to Cindy over at the Virginia Progressive Legislative Action Network (VAPLAN) for staying on top of what's going on in the...

Bills Listed as “Failed” Might Not Really Have “Failed,” But Some...

The Virginia Legislative Information System (LIS) is a great resource, and I encourage everyone to check it out regularly for the status of (thousands...

How Virginia Democrats Might Help Revive Constructive Democracy in America

Dysfunctional Democracy I expect that no one here needs persuading that American democracy is in bad shape these days. Our democratic dysfunction can be shown...

“Flipped-the-General Assembly Friday”

From Del. Rip Sullivan: "Flipped-the-General Assembly Friday" We did it. After 26 years -- a generation -- of hard work, grit, and determination, we flipped the House of...

How I Used My Five-Minute Speech As a Call to Battle...

One of the outstanding political events every year in our part of Virginia is the Labor Day banquet conducted by the Democratic Committees of...

New Poll: Democrats Lead 49%-42% in Virginia General Assembly Elections; 59%...

There are some interesting findings in the new Virginia poll by the Washington Post. First, some good news: By a 49%-42% margin, Virginia registered...

Graphs, Graphs, and More Graphs: The Money Race for Virginia General...

Courtesy of VPAP, check out the following graphics of the money race for Virginia General Assembly.  A few takeaways include: For House of Delegates...

This is Not Normal, and Thank You To Those Who Are...

by Cindy I deeply appreciate my state Senator and Delegate--and many others--declining to attend tomorrow's special 400th anniversary commemorative session of the General Assembly, where...

As the 2020 Campaign Heats Up, Let’s Focus Presidential Campaign Energy...

by former Arlington County Democratic Committee Chair Kip Malinosky The 2020 presidential campaign is here: debates, faux controversies, fundraising numbers and grassroots organizing! Democrats are...

Video, Photos: Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Rally Prior to Virginia General...

See below for some video and photos from the Virginia Capitol this morning, where the General Assembly is set to hold a Special Session...