Observing Juneteenth in Virginia

How should Virginia observe Juneteenth? One hundred and fifty-five years ago today, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed the people there that the Civil War had ended and all enslaved people were free – two and a half years after the signing of the...

VRE, Metro, OmniRide and COVID-19

As we return to work, keep in mind that our public transportation options remain impacted by COVID-19. Metro, VRE, and OmniRide are operating on a limited schedule with enhanced sanitization practices. Find more on your commute below. METRO & COVID-19 See the...

My statement on protests in Virginia

Like so many of you, Clarice and I are appalled by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all those before them whose lives were needlessly taken by racism and brutality. Having lived through the unfinished civil rights movement, this moment...

URGENT: Your input needed

I want to know how COVID-19 has impacted you and your family. As Virginia prepares to reopen, my office is working to identify the issues of safety and security that most need to be addressed within our community. I hope you’ll be part of this initiative by sharing...

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Sunday, March 22 Update – What you need to know today: Visitation at detention centers has been suspended. Virginia Department of Corrections will provide inmates two free phone calls per week at least through April 15, 2020. The two free calls will be applied to the...