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McEachin and Toscano on the Real Fight

By Mike Signer | February 9, 2012 | No Comments

Great work by Senator McEachin and Delegate Toscano calling extremists in Richmond to task for their failure to work on the issues that matters to middle-class Virginians trying to figure out how to live their dreams.  in Senator McEachin’s words:

“Republicans are so focused on divisive policies that they are hindering our efforts at progress, putting our kids’ education at risk, and leaving them less prepared for the future.  In the last four weeks, Senate and House Republicans have introduced hundreds of bills that target the poor, women, and immigrants, make it harder to vote, and discriminate against gays and lesbians. It’s time for Republicans to put divisive ideology and raw partisanship aside.

See more here.  Ideology and partisanship never got Virginia anywhere, and Virginians know it.  Why else did Mark Warner, the most popular governor in recent times, theme his gubernatorial campaign “One Virginia”?

They’re taking advantage of their power in Richmond to ram through the long-planned schemes of the ultra-right-wing group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  See more at this research report from Progress Virginia, detailing, among other things, the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars that have gone into supporting this non-Virginia extremist special interest.

Virginia is too great, too exceptional, to be a puppet on anyone’s string.

Kudos to the Democratic caucuses for staying on offense.

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