Last week’s Democratic National Convention proved, perhaps surprisingly, that the political process can be well-served, and well done, without all the hoopla that usually frames the selection of a party’s candidate for the presidency.
Confined to their homes with time to ponder, many of our civic activists are rethinking the county’s system of governance.
Bijan should not have lost his life. Tony should not have been imprisoned with no hope of parole. Real people like Bijan and Tony and their families are victims of an unforgiving and racist system. We have an opportunity now to change — we must take it.
We’re looking forward to working with our students, and the larger community, this fall.
Being in a pandemic with social distancing and mask requirements have thrown another wrench into the world’s plans and that includes those of us who run elections.
The upbeat spirit so evident in the system’s virtual online Convocation Tuesday morning served to kick off what will certainly be a challenging but hopefully tremendously productive and fruitful experience for everyone involved. These are times for change.
When my mother was born, her mother, my grandmother, couldn’t vote. She could give birth, work a homestead with her husband, handle firearms in the wilderness, and wring a chicken’s neck for the stewpot, but she was disenfranchised because of her gender.
Virginia Hospital Center, that core Arlington health provider that operates without our county’s name, was focused on its massive construction project when the pandemic hit.
This has been an unusual summer for Virginia’s part time legislators as we’ve been working hard to help our constituents navigate the new reality that is life during a pandemic.
“This year’s action in Richmond ended the one-sided preemption of local authority in favor of gun activists and allowed the decisions on public safety to be made by local elected officials for their communities…”