Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time to put the war paint back on


I hate primaries and didn't want to blog this primary. Well, the primary is over Sunshine, and I'm back.

And #ImWithHer.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

McEachin announces candidacy for Congress


From McEachin for Congress:
Senator McEachin Announces Candidacy for Democratic Nomination in Virginia-04; Will Tirelessly Advocate for Citizens in His District

Henrico – Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) today announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Congress in Virginia-04. In announcing his candidacy, Senator McEachin said, ”I want to go to Washington to continue to make a difference for the citizens of my district. I have dedicated my career to fighting for the underdog in my law practice and have an over ten year record in the General Assembly of leading the fights that make a difference.

“Throughout my career in the legislature I’ve stood up for human rights, for seniors, for veterans and for those at the margins.

“I’m running for Congress this year because I’ve had enough of the backward agendas and hateful language in Washington. I’ve had enough of Republicans attacking the civil rights, voting rights and human rights of Americans. I’ve had enough of Republicans trying to tell women how to control their own bodies and their own healthcare decisions. And I’ve had enough of Republicans slashing Social Security, Medicare and education funding while protecting tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

“In Washington, I will work every day for economic justice to ensure everyone has an opportunity for a good job with good wages.

“Our children need outstanding cutting-edge public schools so they can learn job skills or be prepared for higher education.

“Our seniors have worked and paid into the system their entire lives and we need to protect Social Security and Medicare for them and for future generations.

“All our citizens deserve equal rights and opportunity – those most vulnerable, women, our LGBT citizens and persons of color. We need to protect and expand their rights.

“Our veterans have served our country and risked their lives to keep us safe. They must have access to services, healthcare, education and job opportunities.

“We must protect our environment and leave the earth healthier for future generations.

“In Washington, I will continue to lead these efforts. I intend to work with people, not spend my time on personal insults and partisan invective. We need to move forward to improves the lives of all Americans,” Senator McEachin concluded.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Donald McEachin to announce Congressional run tomorrow

Virginia State Senator Donald McEachin (D-Charles City County and parts of Richmond, Henrico, and Hanover)

From the office of State Senator Donald McEachin:
McEachin to Announce Run for Congress on March 15

Henrico – Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico),​ having turned in his paperwork and petitions,​ will be announcing his run for Congress tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15.

Senator McEachin gathered over​ 3000 signatures, three times the required number. He is turning in his petitions on the first day, at the first hour, they can legally be submitted. The outpouring of support that allowed the Senator to have so many valid signatures at such an early date demonstrates a groundswell of support for his candidacy. The campaign has checked the signatures on the voter file and can attest that the vast majority​ are valid. Senator McEachin will most assuredly be on the ballot for the Democratic nomination.

Tomorrow, March 15, Senator McEachin will be releasing a statement announcing his candidacy and have press availability.​

Friday, March 04, 2016

Senator McEachin’s Response to Jim Webb’s Remarks on March 4, 2016

From the office of Virginia State Senator Donald McEachin:
Senator McEachin’s Response to Jim Webb’s Remarks

Henrico- Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) today issued this statement in response to Jim Webb’s comments about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Senator McEachin said, ”I considered Jim Webb a political friend and ally but anyone who can rationalize Trump’s racist, xenophobic and misogynistic attitudes, his absurd coarsening of the dialogue and demeaning of the presidency and the process is someone I feel compelled to repudiate,” Senator McEachin said.