U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) said that Republican control at the national level made states the more likely candidates to see gun control reforms in the near future. Noting that the youth were at the forefront of the latest push for gun control, Beyer said he would also be interested in seeing the voting age lowered to 16 and for voting registration to be more closely tied with obtaining a driver’s license.
The effort to turn out Asian American progressives in Virginia ultimately comes back to one group: the Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia (DAAV). “We focus on three things,” said Dewita Soeharjono, the organization’s chair. “Educating Asian voters about the political process, empowering them to run for office, and electing Democrats.”
Weeks after the March for Our Lives, we must not forget African American girls and women, who are disproportionately represented among the victims of gun violence.
The nearly one acre park will be located where the old King Street park sat along the riverfront, using the land where the Old Dominion Boat Club building and its parking lot once stood.