Our Valentine is Virginia's working families
February 14, 2012
The Washington Post reports, "About 100 members of the progressive group Virginia Organizing will descend on Richmond to take part in the 'broken hearts day of action..." The activists will be protesting what they describe as a fixation on restrictions to abortion rights, gay rights and voting rights and other social issues by the new Republican majority. 'Virginians voted for legislators who promised to work on jobs and the economy and instead have focused on far-flung legislation like restricting voting rights, lifting the one gun per month limit, restricting gay adoptions and drug testing public assistance recipients,' said Sandra Cook, Virginia Organizing's chairman."
Progressive Point: Virginia's legislators campaigned on creating jobs and helping our economy, but for the first half of the General Assembly session, conservative lawmakers have focused on a social agenda that ignores the needs of Virginia's working families. The ideological legislation includes lifting limits on handgun purchases, voter suppression, and interfering in women's health decisions. Pushing for new tax giveaways for corporations and forcing our teachers, schools, and students pick up the bill shortchanges Virginia families.
It's time for the General Assembly to focus on our priorities: creating jobs, investing in our schools to ensure our kids receive a 21st century education and repairing Virginia's crumbling transportation infrastructure. Virginia Values means our leaders putting working families first.
Get the Facts: Conservatives have spent the first half of Virginia's General Assembly session introducing: