In 2013, Governor McAuliffe ran to build a New Virginia Economy—primarily to grow the private economy and reduce our overdependence on federal spending. A major part of our economic growth rests on badly needed, significant transportation improvements.
Del. Mark Sickles (D-43) recognized the more than five decades of Koinonia consistently providing emergency relief services in the Franconia and Kingstowne Communities. The 43rd House District that Delegate Sickles represents includes most of the area served by Koinonia. Delegate Sickles presented a framed Commendation congratulating Koinonia. “The emergency relief that Koinonia provides our neighbors is more than just food and clothing. It’s a caring and compassionate contact with people showing them that they matter."
Legislators Introduce Legislation to Repeal Virginia's Unconstitutional Bans on Same-Gender MarriageJuly 18, 2016Press ReleaseEbbin and Sickles say that Laws Need to Respect All Citizens
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Today, Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) and Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) introduced legislation in their respective bodies of the General Assembly to repeal Article I Section 15-A of the Constitution of Virginia and §§ 20-45.2 and 20-45.3 of the Code of Virginia.
Last month, I joined the League of Women Voters and other Virginia voting rights organizations to observe the ceremonial signing of my election officials training bill, HB 1030. I introduced this bill to make sure the Commonwealth meets its responsibility to maintain fair and efficient elections. We cannot continue to dictate new regulations to our localities without providing them with adequate tools to implement them.
This spring, Governor McAuliffe launched an historic action to restore the right to vote for over 200,000 Virginians through his executive authority, spelled out in Article V, Section 12 of the Virginia Constitution. Virginia is one of only four states that do not have an automatic process for the restoration of rights for felons who have paid their debt to society.