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Senator @GhazalaHashmi, PhD was elected to the Senate in 2019. She is a leading educator in Virginia's college and university system, and is dedicated to building bridges so future generations can prosper in an inclusive and united world.
Senator @JenniferBoysko represents Loudoun & Fairfax Counties in the Senate since 2019, after serving in the House of Delegates. Sen. Boysko spearheads many issues in the General Assembly, including healthcare access, reproductive health, and the transition to renewable energy.
Sen. @BarbaraFavola was elected to the Senate in 2011 after serving on the Arlington County Board for 14 years. A staunch supporter of universal human rights, Sen. Favola chairs the Rehabilitation & Social Services Committee, and is a leader in the Senate for Virginia's families.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with I/DD in all areas of life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with I/DD still face in connecting to the communities in which they live #DDawareness2021
In addition to it being #WomensHistoryMonth, it's also Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
Serving Fairfax and Arlington counties since 1992, Sen. Janet Howell is the first woman to serve as Chair of the Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee. She has championed landmark legislation to address behavioral health challenges, protect children & families, and much more.
Elected in 1869, 5 Black men were the first African Americans to serve in the Virginia Senate following passage of the 15th Amendment. While most were defeated shortly after their initial elections, their service to the Commonwealth will not be forgotten.
Born in Richmond, Dorothy Irene Height was a civil rights pioneer, bringing issues for Black women into the spotlight like illiteracy, unemployment, and voter awareness. She served as President of the National Council for Negro Women for 40 years.
A Richmond native, Virginia Estelle Randolph was a pioneer for racial equity in health and education. Her teaching career spanned over 60 years, in which she created innovative ways to educate young Black people in industrial trades in the years after slavery had ended.
Breaking: Virginia legislature just passed state-level Voting Rights Act. Now goes to Gov Northam to sign. Big step forward for voting rights
Replying to @vademocrats: This is huge news! Virginia is going to be the first state in the South with a state-level voting rights act modeled after…
Virginia is the 10th state to pass a #DomesticWorkersBillofRights!
What does this mean for Virginia’s 60,000 domestic workers?
✅Protections from discrimination and harassment
✅Safer working conditions
Women of color did this, together.
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