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Governor McAuliffe Announces Second Annual Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week

March 29, 2017

Governor McAuliffe today issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 23-29, 2017 as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers and administrators across the Commonwealth will be encouraged to conduct voter registration drives at their schools.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bills That Would Create Barriers To Voting

March 27, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed three pieces of legislation that, rather than improving election integrity, could impede eligible Virginians from voting. The Governor’s full veto statement follows. Senate Bill 1253 March 27, 2017 Pursuant to Article V, Section 6, of the Constitution of Virginia, I veto Senate Bill 1253.  This bill requires the state to

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Governor Vetoes House Bill 2343 Decentralizing Virginia’s Election Data List Maintenance

March 15, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed House Bill 2343, which would increase the potential for qualified Virginians to be improperly disenfranchised by decentralizing the Commonwealth’s process for elections data list maintenance. The Governor’s full statement is below.

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Republican Women Host VA Republican Lieutenant Governor

March 13, 2017

The Republican Women of Northern Virginia will host a Republican Lieutenant Governor debate on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p..m ET at the Army Navy Country Club, in Arlington. The three candidates, Del. Glenn Davis, Sen. Jill Vogel and Sen. Bryce Reeves will participate in the debate.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Barrier to Absentee Voting Legislation

March 10, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed House Bill 1428, which would have required voters to submit photo identification when requesting a physical absentee ballot. The Governor’s full veto statement is below:

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Mark Levine Addresses Karen Graf’s Withdrawal From The House District 45 Race

March 7, 2017

Last night, Karen Graf sent an email to her supporters announcing she is ceasing her campaign for Delegate. While I have not yet had a chance to speak with her since the announcement, I welcome her call to work together to elect Democrats throughout the Commonwealth in the many Republican-held districts in the House of Delegates, particularly those that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Graf Withdraws From Virginia 45th District House Of Delegates Race

March 6, 2017

Alexandria City School Board member Karen Graf who announced her candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates 45th District seat on Feb. 6, has withdrawn from the race. The seat is currently helad Democrat Mark Levine who has received the endorsement of of a significant number of State office holders.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Requiring Investigations Into Virginia Voters

February 24, 2017

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed Senate Bill 1105, which would require local election officials to investigate Virginia voters without a clear standard for when and how such investigations should be undertaken. The Governor’s full veto statement is below:

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Graf Announces Run For Virginia House Of Delegates

February 6, 2017

Karen A. Graf today announced her candidacy for the 45th District Virginia House of Delegates seat currently occupied by Democrat Mark Levine, which means there will be a Democratic primary in June. Graf sent a letter to some constituents this morning and will make her candidacy official tonight at the Alexandria Democratic Committee meeting.

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Town Hall Meetings With Local Delegation

January 25, 2017

Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin will be holding Town Hall meetings in Alexandria on Saturday, Jan. 28, and other town halls in the area on Saturday, Feb. 11. Come hear updates on the 2017 Legislative Session.

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