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Happy Earth Day, GOP!

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Climate change is a problem every day, but on Earth Day it's especially salient. According to a recent poll, there's strong support in Virginia for more action on the environment, not less. Yet, from the top of the 2016 presidential field to legislators in the General Assembly, Republicans are fighting tooth and nail to downplay this critical issue and block desperately needed action to protect our people and our environment.

 

 

 

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Statement From DPVA Chair Susan Swecker on Virginia Tech Remembrance Day 2015

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On Virginia Tech Remembrance Day, honoring the 32 lives taken senselessly on April 16, 2007, Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Susan Swecker released the following statement:

"Eight years have passed since Virginia Tech experienced the unthinkable; yet this tragedy still feels so fresh in our hearts and minds. As we continue to heal we have been constantly reminded of the spirit, dedication and perseverance of the Hokie community, here in Virginia and across our country. 

The Virginia Tech family has stood strong to make the world a better place in the wake of that tragic day We will never comprehend the senseless acts of eight years ago, but  we honor today and every day the 32 lives taken too soon.

Today, just as eight years ago, we are all Hokies."

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Statement from New DPVA Chair Susan Swecker On The General Assembly's Reconvened Session

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Chairwoman Swecker, in her first statement since taking the helm at the Democratic Party of Virginia, issued the following quote on the General Assembly's Reconvened Session: 
 
"Virginia Democrats are pleased to see that for the second straight year, all of Governor McAuliffe's commonsense vetoes were sustained by the General Assembly. He took a careful and practical approach to combating harmful legislation that would loosen our gun laws, restrict the right to vote and use cheap political tricks to unfairly redistrict on behalf of incumbent Republicans. We are proud that the Governor  acted in a pragmatic way to stop these bills and are pleased to see that the General Assembly sustained his vetoes."

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