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Progressive Voice: Veto Session – The Essence of Checks and Balances

April 20, 2017News ClipProgressive Voice is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in the column are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of their organizations or

This year’s General Assembly session saw one highly partisan bill after another pass both Republican-controlled chambers, with little or no apparent interest in seeking input from Democrats.

This left Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to wield his veto pen to strike down such extreme bills as one that would shield from civil liability those who would actively discriminate against same-sex couples, and another that would legalize the carrying of concealed switchblade knives.

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Help Halt Gerrymandering in Virginia

April 18, 2017News ClipRip Sullivan speaks out against GOP manipulation of voter districts.

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48) said “We are running a hundred different elections,” when he addressed the “We of Action Virginia” group on Monday, April 3 at the Lyon Park Community Center. He said the Democratic party is trying to think out of the box. “We have candidates in deep red parts of the state. We want to support them.”

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Del. Sullivan Releases End of Session Wrap Up Newsletter

April 17, 2017Press Release

Please find below Delegate Rip Sullivan's wrap-up newsletter for the 2017 session of the General Assembly:

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Bloomberg BNA to Create Up to 125 New Jobs in Arlington County

April 11, 2017Press ReleaseCompany to invest $5.5 million to consolidate operations and expand

Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe


Date: April 10, 2017

Office of the Governor
Contact: Brian Coy

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April 4, 2017Press ReleaseKeeping Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers and People At Risk

MANHATTANProsecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV), members of American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention (ASLGVP), and the Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence have convened here in a national summit on gun violence prevention.

At the conclusion of the summit on Tuesday, April 4th, prosecutors, state legislators, and police will formally announce a multi-state effort to enact state legislation in two key areas:

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