Monday, October 06, 2014

State Senator Donald McEachin releases statement on Supreme Court's Bostic Decision

Via the office of Senator A. Donald McEachin:
HENRICO – Senator A. Donald McEachin (D – Henrico) today released this statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision today to decline review of Bostic, fully opening the door to marriage equality in Virginia:

"I am very pleased and excited that gay Virginians will now be able to marry. This is a significant step forward in achieving justice and fairness for all. I eagerly await the day when it won’t matter what state a person lives in — when every American can marry the person he or she loves. We need to remove every vestige of prejudice and discrimination so that all Americans — no matter their skin color, their religion, or their sexual or gender orientation — can experience equality, fairness and justice in their communities," Senator McEachin said.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Video: Governor McAuliffe announces Ethics Commission



On September 25, 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the formation and membership of his Ethics Commission. This is video of his press conference.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Tredegar Green Amphitheater is almost ready



With just a bit more than a month to go before the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival, the Tredegar Green Amphitheater is nearly ready. The landscaping, installation of irrigation, and laying of sod are complete. With forty days until the festival, the only question is whether the sod will be in good enough shape to support the massive foot traffic expected. Considering all the moaning and groaning by the usual suspects, the project seems to have had very little impact on its location.









Friday, August 22, 2014

The Porter Cup rugby tournament in Richmond this weekend


This weekend the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center at 2401 West Leigh Street in Richmond, Virginia will host a very different kind of athletic event: the 50th annual Porter Cup rugby tournament.
The Porter Cup, a rugby tournament hosted by the Richmond Rugby Foundation, is celebrating its 50th year in 2014. The Richmond Lions and James River are happy to be representing RVA against Norfolk, Charlotte, Roanoke, & the DC Renegades- teams which have tasted recent success on the USA Rugby national stage. We welcome all of RVA out to watch great rugby and to cheer your home clubs on! Net proceeds will be donated to the area's 2 Youth Rugby clubs (Hanover Rhinos & Richmond Lions Youth).
You can find a schedule of the matches here along with more information about the tournament at this link.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Dave Brat brings in Allen West's campaign manager!


In a simply mind-boggling development, the Republican candidate for Virginia's 7th Congressional District this year simultaneously tried to deny he is part of the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party AND hired the former campaign manager for Allen B. West, one of the most notorious and vicious members of the Tea Party! West is one of the most outspoken, controversial, and extreme members of the Tea Party, and Dave Brat has allied himself with one of West's chief advisors.

I can't wait to see Allen B. West come to Virginia to campaign for Dave Brat!