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Jamestown ceremony marks birth of democracy in America; black Va. legislators skip because of Trump

August 1, 2019News Clip

JAMESTOWN, Va. — The racial tension at the roots of the American experiment bubbled over Tuesday at the place where it all started, as the mere presence of President Trump turned festivities marking 400 years of representative democracy at Jamestown into a theater of protest.

Trump himself was well-behaved, sticking largely to a recitation of history and praise for the British settlers who formed a government in Jamestown on July 30, 1619. It was “the greatest accomplishment in the history of the world, and I congratulate you — it started right here,” he said.

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LGBTQ Victory Fund Endorses Delegate Mark Sickles

July 12, 2019Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed Mark Sickles for House Delegate of the 43rd District. He is one of 107 openly LGBTQ candidates to be endorsed in the 2019 election cycle. 

 

"I am honored and humbled by their endorsement and look forward to working with other LGBTQ members and allies in the Virginia House of Delegates," says Delegate Mark Sickles.

 

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Where local pols stand on Virginia AG’s call for marijuana legalization

June 23, 2019News Clip

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring made waves this past Sunday when he wrote a column in the Daily newspaper saying he supported the decriminalization and eventual legalization of marijuana.

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Supreme Court Prevents Racially Gerrymandered Districts in Virginia

June 17, 2019Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, VA– The Supreme Court takes final action to confirm constituional maps for the Virginia House of Delegates. In a 5-4 ruling for the case, Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, the majority opinion stated that Republicans lack standing in their appeal of racially gerrymandered districts. Justice Ginsburg gave the majority opinion, joined by Justice Thomas, Justice Gorsuch, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan. 

 

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District Office Phone Line Disconnected

June 7, 2019Blog Post

We apologize for any inconvenice, but the office phone will be disconnected from Friday, June 7th until Monday, June 24th, 2019. If you need to reach Delegate Sickles, please email DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov or call the Richmond office at (804) 698-1043. Thank you.

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