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RICHMOND, VA – Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 773, a bill to allow people who hold certain religious beliefs about same-sex marriage, extramarital sex, and transgender people to legally practice discrimination.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CONTACT: Jacqueline Hixson, (770) 362-2408

Republicans Vote Against Making Voting Easier

RICHMOND, Va. – This morning, at a 7:30 a.m. committee meeting in which the location had changed and day of the meeting had been moved up by two days, Republican members of the Privileges and Elections – Elections Subcommittee essentially killed four bills (the only four bills heard, all patroned by Democrats) that would make the process of voting easier and more accessible for already-eligible voters.

RICHMOND, VA – In the first week of the 2016 General Assembly Session, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) introduced legislation and budget amendments that, if passed, would further efforts to reform Medicaid to better assist our disabled population, improve the efficiency of our voting process, rationalize our reckless driving law, better protect individual rights, and help transition the Commonwealth’s economy away from its dependence on defense spending and to a “new Virginia economy.” These initiatives cover a wide range of topics including foreign language e

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – This week, Humane Dominion has officially endorsed Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) for reelection because of his efforts to make “the protection of animals in Virginia a priority.” Humane Dominion is the only political action committee that has worked to keep Virginia a “safer, more humane place for animals” by supporting the election of animal lovers across the Commonwealth.

Today, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) and Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) announced their endorsement of Tim Sargeant for Fairfax County’s Mount Vernon District Supervisor.

RICHMOND, VA.  – Today, Governor McAuliffe signed HB 2056 and HB 2062, bipartisan bills amending existing law that will improve administration of elections while saving scarce taxpayer dollars.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – This week, the Virginia Education Association (VEA) officially endorsed Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) for reelection because of his “commitment to public education and children.” The VEA represents over 50,000 teachers and school support professionals, who continually strive to improve the Commonwealth’s public education system.

ALEXANDRIA, VA.  – This morning, Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) completed filing for re-election for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 43rd District seat. Delegate Sickles has served in the House of Delegates for more than 11 years and is seeking his 7th term in office.

RICHMOND, VA.  – Last week, the Speaker of the House of Delegates appointed Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43) to the Appropriations Committee, the panel that has jurisdiction over all state spending decisions.

RICHMOND, VA.  - “Toddy Puller is a fighter.  Today’s announcement that she will retire as a Member of the Senate after her current term is bittersweet.  Bitter because her absence will leave a gapping void here in Richmond; sweet because nobody has done more in one life to deserve less hectic years at home with friends and family,” said Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43).