Memorial Day is Monday. Please join with me and remember that it is a day set aside to reflect on the sacrifices made by our fallen service members and their families. While we can never repay the great price paid by these individuals, we can definitely honor them and be thankful and grateful to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
VOTING RIGHTS: Several significant things have occurred in state government since my last newsletter. By now you all know that the day after reconvened session, Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to 206,000 felons in the Commonwealth. As quoted in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Governor McAuliffe says the day he acted to restore voting and other civil rights to more than 206,000 felons "was my greatest day as governor."
This means that rapists, murderers, child molesters, and sex offenders will now be able to vote, serve on a jury, or run for public office in our communities. The full repercussions of his action are just now beginning to emerge....