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

Schools: Mandated Reporting to Police of Criminal Acts

School Boards have the power to require principals report to police! The General Assembly passed legislation which drastically changes the mandated reporting requirements for our schools.  The focus by Republicans was the removal of sexual assault from mandated reporting to the police. Comparing the revision with current law, I realized Virginia citizens can stop this… Continue reading Schools: Mandated Reporting to Police of Criminal Acts

We stopped HB257 from making Assault & Battery in school “non-reportable”

a Working together, we have stopped the critical portion of HB257, protecting our Virginia school students! It is important to understand what has occurred, so we can win again. Have no doubt, this battle is not over. I have been warning Virginians about HB257.  This bill was proposed by six Democrats in the House. HB257… Continue reading We stopped HB257 from making Assault & Battery in school “non-reportable”

Bullying Laws up for Senate Vote

Two years today 17 people were killed at Parkland high school, 14 students and 3 adults.  The Parkland shooter will be held accountable for his actions in court.  Had he been held accountable for his actions while he was a student, the Parkland Shooting would probably not have occurred.  Max Eden, researcher of Parkland and… Continue reading Bullying Laws up for Senate Vote

Disorderly Conduct in Schools- legislative update

Virginia legislators seem determined to decriminalize disorderly conduct in schools, including disruptions intended to incite violence! In my posts on December 8th and 16th, I explained House Bill 8. This bill proposed decriminalizing disorderly conduct by any person in a school, on school property, or at any school sponsored event. House Bill 8 has been… Continue reading Disorderly Conduct in Schools- legislative update

School Bullying in Virginia

High school students being bullied. Imagine your child being bullied in school by another student; remember this could be a high school student.  Your child is called names and mocked, walks through the halls listening to verbal abuse, embarrassed because other students are watching but terrified of being caught alone by the bully. That is… Continue reading School Bullying in Virginia

“It’s been five years….

“It’s been five years, but I can’t stop thinking about it.”  As manager of a pregnancy resource center, I knew what she couldn’t forget. Her abortion. The email from a former client broke my heart; I cried as I connected her with a post-abortion counseling ministry. A woman with an unplanned pregnancy is living in… Continue reading “It’s been five years….

Why Decriminalize Disorderly Conduct?

Crisis? What Crisis? As promised, I’m writing with an update to a previous post concerning House Bill No.8, a bill to decriminalize disorderly conduct in Virginia schools. Many concerned teachers and parents across Virginia have contacted me with the same message: "Similar laws have been passed across America and we don’t want it in Virginia!"… Continue reading Why Decriminalize Disorderly Conduct?

Decriminalize Disorderly Conduct In Schools?

Should Virginia decriminalize disorderly conduct in schools? Should a person who causes a disruption in our schools, including a disruption that could cause acts of violence, be considered guilty of disorderly conduct? Seems reasonable to me. At least one member of the General Assembly doesn’t agree. Under current Virginia law, any person who engages is… Continue reading Decriminalize Disorderly Conduct In Schools?