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Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg: Virginians Deserve Relief from Sky-high Prescription Drug Costs

By Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg  Hardworking families deserve a legislature that will listen to and prioritize them, not corporate special interests. I’ve been hearing from our community – my coworkers, friends, family, and constituents – and the feedback is clear: Virginians are struggling with the price of prescription medicine, and legislators have a responsibility to do...

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Virginia House Member on Turning Teacher Appreciation into Action

This Teacher Appreciation Week, Del. Dan Helmer is choosing to honor and appreciate our educators with action.

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‘I Wanted to Change the World’: Generation Ratify Activist on the Importance of the ERA

Books are my safest haven. Reading was the beginning of my activist journey, beginning with I Am Malala in third grade. My family and I marched in the 2018 March for Our Lives DC protest when I was eleven, which stimulated my wanting to learn more, more, more, as much as I could. I wanted...

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Opinion: Finding Common Ground on Gun Safety

The simple math of Virginia having a Republican-led House, Democratic-led Senate, and Republican governor means that the only bills that become laws are those where we find common ground on a particular issue. This legislative session has many more examples of areas of disagreement than agreement, although I found some encouragement in a shared focus...

Baby formula is displayed on the shelves of a grocery store in Carmel, Ind., Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Parents across the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula because supply disruptions and a massive safety recall have swept many leading brands off store shelves. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Dear Moms, I’ve Been There And I Haven’t: An Open Letter On The Formula Shortage

Due to supply disruptions and a major safety recall, it's been hard to find baby formula in stores across the country. This is an open letter to moms, from a mom about the shortage.

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OPINION: With Abortion Cases Before SCOTUS, Virginia Must Elect Reproductive Rights Champions to Statewide Offices

The leader of Planned Parenthood in Virginia and the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor explain how the Texas abortion ban has real implications in Virginia's Nov. 2 election.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rashid: So Many Right Wing Lies. Is A Platform of Ideas Too Much to Ask?

STAFFORD-During every election season, a new right wing lie seems to pop up. What happened to running on a platform of ideas, Qasim asks.