Lost: Women’s Rights in Virginia

Abortion laws no longer require informed consent in Virginia Attempts to change abortion laws in Virginia were overshadowed by Representative Tran’s bill easing restrictions on third trimester abortions, and the governor’s acceptance of infanticide.  I warned about these new laws, which went into effect July 1, 2020. Because of House Bill 980, informed consent may… Continue reading Lost: Women’s Rights in Virginia

Conversation with the Town Center Protest Organizers

Damien Stennett & Heavyn Smith Four part vlog series with Damien Stennett & Heavyn Smith, The Town Center Protest Organizers! Click Here for the complete playlist of Parts 1-4 To watch individually: Part 1: Meet Damien & Heavyn, organizers of the Town Center Protest Part 2: Virginia Beach and the Town Center Protest Part 3:… Continue reading Conversation with the Town Center Protest Organizers

Meet the Organizers of the Town Center Protest in VB

Damien Stennett & Heavyn Smith I am excited to offer a vlog series with Damien Stennett & Heavyn Smith, The Town Center Protest Organizers! Part 1: Meet Damien & Heavyn, organizers of the Town Center Protest As a resident of Town Center in Virginia Beach, on June 6th I watched protesters march from Mount Trashmore… Continue reading Meet the Organizers of the Town Center Protest in VB

Define Virginia Beach

Mayor Bobby Dyer June 1, 2020 I wish had taken pictures yesterday while I had the chance. Police have asked residents to avoid the oceanfront until further notice. Yesterday my husband and I walked down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, enjoying another beautiful day in our beautiful city. Having lunch on the terrace at Catch 31,… Continue reading Define Virginia Beach

My Choice

Face covering. Not a mask - there is no medical purpose.  Any piece of cloth will suffice. This is not about public health; this is about power.  Bully power.  To open, or remain open, every business must enforce Northam’s face covering rule.  If they refuse, the Department of Health (VDH) and Department of Labor and… Continue reading My Choice

Contact Tracing begins in Virginia

Phase One of Virginia Forward comes at a high price. A much higher price than the cost of a haircut or a tanning bed. Suppose I visit Butterfly Beauty Salon on Monday.  The salon is required to record my name, contact information, and time I was at the salon.  Another guest, named Martha, also visits… Continue reading Contact Tracing begins in Virginia

Disease Control = Absolute Power

The goal has never been to control the Wuhan virus; the goal was to slow the spread. As the CDC chart below shows, slowing the spread of the virus means that it affects fewer people at a time, to ensure that the caseload doesn't overload the limited health resources available.  Virginia has suffered greatly but… Continue reading Disease Control = Absolute Power

Meeting the Metrics in May

Governor Northam's "Virginia Forward Blueprint" plan Why aren’t we planning to Reopen Virginia? During his Covid-19 briefing on April 27, Governor Northam stated his administration is working diligently to collect and understand the data, so he can let Virginia get back to work.  We were given the total number of cases and deaths as reported… Continue reading Meeting the Metrics in May

The Beginning of the End?

Opening Up America Again - the first criterion for Virginia

Working Together for Virginia

The 2020 General Assembly was overcome with a record number of bills, and Republican legislators struggled to keep up. Legislators and citizens were unprepared, facing daily turmoil over the number of bills and clearly radical agenda.  The 2021 session will be the same unless we prepare. For this purpose an organization is being developed, formed… Continue reading Working Together for Virginia