As the mother to a Black son and a Black daughter, I know the visceral fear that our Black mothers have when our sons and daughters drive to work, or go for a walk around the block. My children are one of the main reasons that I fight for criminal justice reform, and legalization of marijuana is a critical part of that fight. Because of our work during the General Assembly session, we made strides and kept this bill alive, so that we could build bridges and strengthen this historic legislation through the Governor’s amendments. Over the past month, our House and Senate leadership have worked closely with Governor Northam to speed up the date of legalization to July 1st, expedite expungement for non-violent offenses, provide additional funding for public health, and further reinvest in our communities who have been disproportionately hurt from prohibition. Because of our work, this bill will legalize marijuana equitably while providing protections for public health and for workers. The passage of the Governor’s amendments is what good governance is about. I am grateful to the Governor, Majority Leader Charniele Herring, and Senators Louise Lucas and Adam Ebbin for their commitment to an equitable legalization, and I was proud to vote for passage of these amendments and the legislation.
I'm fired up after tonight's volunteer meeting! Thanks so much to Delegate Danica Roem for joining us and talking about the power of grassroots Organizing! We have a lot of work to, but I know we can get it done with your help. Sign up to join us: mobilize.us/halaforlg
Easter Dinner with my daughter, son-in-law, and son! Just a relaxed Sunday with the family. I hope you and yours enjoy your day. #Easter2021
HE has risen! I am grateful and reminded that no matter what we may face today, tomorrow, or in the future, HE is our Hope and HE is Love. For all that celebrate, wishing you and yours a Happy and Blessed Easter! #ResurrectionSunday #happyeaster🐰
I got my first COVID-19 vaccine today!! 💉🎉🎉 Virginians can sign up to pre-register today using this link ➡️ vaccinate.virginia.gov/preregister.ht…
That's right, still doing call time! Can we count on you to chip in $10 before our big fundraising deadline tonight? https://t.co/qTHYfofXqx #HalaBack #Hala4LG