Worst of the Week: Bob McDonnell ignoring his own constituents
March 16, 2012
The Washington Post reported that Virginia New Majority and other grassroots groups presented Governor McDonnell with a petition Thursday urging him to veto the recent bills SB1, which would make it more difficult for people to vote, and HB63, which would make the process of vote counting less transparent.
Progressive Point: Virginia families want a General Assembly that will focus on what they need most--jobs and an improving economy. But lawmakers just won't listen and instead are narrowly focused on imposing their social agenda on average families. Virginians have risen up and made it clear over and over again, through protests, polls, petitions, and even over Facebook that they are against the dangerous legislation they are passing on women's health, guns, and now, voting rights. But still, lawmakers in Richmond haven't gotten the hint, and now they are taking it too far by trying to prevent us from exercising our right to vote them out of office when the time comes.
Voting is a fundamental right we have as Americans, and it is appalling that conservatives are trying to prevent Virginians from exercising that right. During the General Assembly session conservatives in Richmond made it clear that they are not interested in addressing the needs of Virginia families. It seems they would rather focus on imposing a radical social agenda that includes preventing their constituents from voting and telling women what they can and cannot do with their own bodies. Governor McDonnell must listen to the demands of Virginians across the state and veto these outrageous bills.
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