Speaker Filler-Corn meets the moment, Virginia Democrats are still hard at work during the COVID-19 outbreak, DPVA is hosting some digital events, and how you can stay involved following the Governor’s stay at home order.
Eileen Filler-Corn has been lauded for her leadership in getting the most progressive agenda in decades passed in her first Session as Speaker.
Read the Washington Post article here
Governor Northam issued a stay at home order for all non essential personnel
Learn more about Governor Northam’s executive order here
Governor Northam also requested federal aid to the Virginia National Guard’s full-time response to COVID-19
Read The Virginia Mercury article here
Zohaib Bagg, a 7-year-old from Ashburn, got the attention of the nation for gathering PPEs for local healthcare workers
Read more about Zohaib’s donations here
Delegate Danica Roem saw a fault in the school lunch policy and won a major victory for food-insecure families across the nation
Read more about Delegate Roem’s win here
Virginia Universities step up to the plate and develop tests for COVID-19
VCU has developed in-home testing for COVID-19 and is now conducting experimental testing for a cure.
Read more about VCU’s COVID-19 procedures here
UVA has also developed COVID-19 testing and is offering it to hospitals across the state.
Read more about their efforts here
The DPVA is holding two virtual events in April — mark your calendars!
5th Annual Barbara Johns Panel on Civil Rights — April 25th
Make sure you stop by Mobilize to stay up to date on virtual events so you can stay involved!