Virginia home care workers are getting masks

Great news: The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) just shared that Virginia home care workers are getting masks! We have been working with SEIU 512, the home care union, to fight for access to personal protective equipment (PPE) for Virginia home care...

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...

UPDATE: Protecting home care workers

I wanted to share a quick update with you on our Care Safe initiative. Based on your feedback, this effort has been about protecting Virginia home care workers and residential care facilities workers from coronavirus, so that they can safely care for our...

52nd District June Newsletter

As summer officially begins this month and our region moves into Phase 1 of reopening, I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable season in spite of the many challenges we face. We must continue to take steps to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, such as practicing...

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...