Published October 27, 2021 in DemCast and Written by Hal Donahue. The Jan. 6 insurrection continues, and as The Former Guy and Republicans incite rage across the nation, GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin leads the effort in Virginia. He encourages the Big Lie, pledges to turn Virginia’s schools into pits of disease and ignorance, andContinue reading “No School Child Will Be Safe in a Youngkin Virginia”
Published October 22, 2021 in DemCast and Written by Hal Donahue. According to a recent CBS News Poll, a majority of Virginia voters consider the state’s school curricula on race and history to be a “major factor” when deciding who to elect as governor. Their concern is valid. For much of the state’s history, theContinue reading “Virginia, the Critical Race Theory Lie, and Why it Matters”
Published October 21, 2021 in DemCast and Written by Kristin Battista-Frazee In September, social media was flooded with messages to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Republicans, including Glenn Youngkin, readily joined in with platitudes even though they have done little to ensure a mental health safety net. I lost a family member to suicide lastContinue reading “It’s Time to Secure Mental Health Care for Virginians”
Published October 19, 2021 in DemCast and written by Alvina McHale. In the fall of 1969, I started my first job as a caseworker on Capitol Hill. Over the next 7½ years, some days were terrible, like the ones when I worked to return home for funeral services the bodies of loved ones who hadContinue reading “Let’s Keep Making Progress, Virginia!”
Published October 13 in Demcast and written by Hal Donahue. Here is the meek and mild Glenn Youngkin offered to Democrats and independents in a media blitz of bland, nonthreatening ads that often appeared more Democratic than Republican. This Youngkin was described by a peer at the Carlyle Group as “Wonder Bread dipped in wholeContinue reading “Will the Real Glenn Youngkin of Virginia Please Stand Up?”
Published October 13 in the Sun Gazette and written by Alvina McHale. Fifty years ago, long before the poet Maya Angelou used these words, my mother said to me: When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. Those words were good advice to a young woman. They are good advice todayContinue reading “Youngkin is not leveling with Virginia voters”
Published October 6, 2021 in DemCast and written by David Colton. During our morning walk, I mentioned to my wife that New York state is mandating that health care workers get vaccinated. Unless they have a valid medical or religious exemption, refusing to comply will not only lead to termination from their jobs, but theyContinue reading “22% of Doctors Reject Evolution: Why HCW Need Better Info About Vaccines”
Published October 4, 2021 in DemCast and written by Hal Donahue. This year’s Women’s March, which took place this weekend across the country and in Washington, D.C., is a critical event for Virginia and for the nation. Republicans are making a concerted effort to stifle Virginia’s progress and set it along the same path ofContinue reading “Ground Zero for Abortion and Women’s Health Care”
Published Oct. 2 in The News Virginian and written by Yvonne Surette. It’s time to vote in the Valley. The election will determine the make up for the General Assembly, the governorship, lieutenant governorship and attorney general. Early voting in Virginia began two weeks ago for the November 2021 elections. Dates to remember: » TheContinue reading “Get Out and Vote Republicans Out of Office”
Published Sept. 27 in The Washington Post and written by Alvina McHale. The Sept. 21 news article “GOP governors draw battle line over vaccine mandates” noted that in a recent debate between Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for Virginia governor, and Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee, Mr. Youngkin said of coronavirus vaccinations that “individuals should be allowed to makeContinue reading “Virginia’s Economy is at Risk”
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