March 11, 2017 I spoke at a rally against Richard Spencer and his white supremacist group in Old Town Alexandria. You can watch my speech below.
March 8, 2017 I was honored to be able to speak at the International Women's Day Rally here in Alexandria. Check out my speech at the event, below.
Feb 27, 2017 Richmond, VA — On February 24, 2017, the last day of the 2017 session, Delegate Mark Levine and Senator Amanda Chase, co-founders of the Virginia Transparency Caucus, submitted a letter signed by 85 Senators and Delegates in the Virginia General Assembly addressed to the Clerks of both the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates. Both a majority of senators and a majority of delegates signed the letter requesting that “the new General Assembly Building (and, if possible, the interim Pocahontas Building) maintain full audio and visual recording capability, as well as transparent vote recording machines for all Committee and Subcommittee hearings rooms in both the Senate and the House of Delegates.”
Feb 13, 2017 Yesterday I joined with 50 of my fellow Americans to protest the activities of white supremacists by gathering in Old Town, where Richard Spencer has set up an office for the so-called "Alt-Right" neo-Nazi group which advocates for "peaceful" ethnic cleansing. Let me be clear...ethnic cleansing is NEVER peaceful, and this type of ignorance and hatred has no place in Alexandria.
Jan 21, 2017 The Women's March on Washington was exhilarating. It felt like there were at least a million people there. I haven't that many people -- and in such good spirits! -- since President Obama's inauguration.
Whatever It Takes! Virginians Rally for Common Sense Gun Laws
Jan 17, 2017 Grieving relatives and steadfast advocates for common sense gun laws gathered in Capitol Square yesterday, in order to commemorate lost relatives and reaffirm their commitment to the cause.
As our new Congressman Donald McEachin put it, "A moment of silence never saved anyone." The corollary is that a prolonged outcry can. I will continue to support legislation which keeps guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them, but Republicans in Virginia don't like to hear this message.
We need to continue to make this issue visible. So let's get to work!
Jan 15, 2017 We had an awesome rally supporting the Affordable Care Act here in Alexandria. Thanks to Boyd Walker for organizing the event, which was larger than I could have hoped for. People don't want millions of Americans to lose their access to health care!
I argued that respect for life includes supporting access to healthcare.
Nov 21, 2016 I'm proud to announce a grant from Virginia's Department of Criminal Justice Services to add 4 full-time and 2 part-time Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at Inova Hospital. This will allow them to provide round-the-clock staffing and services for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in Northern Virginia.
Nov 7, 2016
When I was Legislative Counsel to Congressman Barney Frank, I had the opportunity to work personally with Hillary Rodham Clinton. I know her to be brilliant, detailed, passionate, trustworthy, and truly caring. In my work with her, I saw her insist on doing the right thing, whether or not it was politic.
Reception w/Ralph Northam and Don Beyer
Aug 29, 2016
Sunday, September 11 at Noon
Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Rep. Don Beyer Host Reception for Delegate Mark Levine
For details and to RSVP, click here [link disabled].
Aug 3, 2016 An exciting new transportation project has been announced for that traffic-clogged corridor south of Alexandria to Fredericksburg. The combined road and rail projects will total $1.4 billion in improvements, including $165 million in federal grants.
Making Voter Registration Easier
Aug 3, 2016 As I'm sure most of you know, on a 4-3 vote, the Virginia Supreme Court struck down the Governor's executive order restoring voting rights to felons on the unusual grounds that he could only restore them individually and not all at once. Fortunately, we have a Governor so dedicated to putting an end to this practice born out of Jim Crow that he's pledged to take his pen and individually restore everyone's rights.
Mar 11, 2016
TOWN HALL TOMORROW (Saturday) at Noon at Alexandria City Hall.
Session is over! I apologize for the late notice, but I wasn't sure until just this moment whether we would end in time for a town hall tomorrow. But we will.
So please come to Alexandria City Hall for an informal talk about the session that will have just completed. There's a City Council public meeting at the same time. So you should be able to go to both.
It will be my first day back in Alexandria. Come by and say hello!
House Republicans Double Down Against Paid Family & Medical Leave
Jan 28 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Richmond, VA - This afternoon, the House Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2 blocked legislation that would help employers allow workers to continue to earn a portion of their pay while they take time away from work due to pregnancy, a serious health condition, or to care for a family member or newborn.
HB 999, patroned by Delegate Mark Levine (45th - Alexandria) would have created the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, entitling individuals to receive 67% of their pay for up to 60 days to take care of themselves or a family member for medical reasons. “Whether it's the first day after our child is born or the last words of our parents on their deathbed, there are certain events in our life more important than any other. These are days we want to focus on taking care of our families and not on working to pay for rent or food,” said Delegate Mark Levine. “I’m disappointed that my Republican colleagues on the Commerce and Labor Subcommittee have so little concern for such basic family values.”
Only 13% of workers in the United States have paid family leave. Laws providing paid family and medical leave allow workers to meet these needs without jeopardizing their economic security.
My First Bill Passes the House!
Jan 24, 2016 Working across the aisle with Delegate Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), my first bill passed unanimously out of committee and in the House of Delegates. As Chief Co-Patron of Stolle's HB 222 (which incorporated my bill HB 1007), our bill would join Virginia into an interstate compact for recognition of EMS licenses.
Delegate Levine Takes Oath of Office
Jan 13, 2016 I was humbled and thrilled to take the Oath of Office today in the House of Delegates Chamber. I'm fired up and ready to go!
Town Hall A Great Success!
Jan 7, 2016 Had a great town hall meeting on January 5th. I went through all of my bills with my constituents and answered their questions, addressing many of their concerns regarding policies they've seen at the state level. I love representing a district with so many knowledgeable and well-informed residents. They really help educate me on the issues that matter to them. As I head down to Richmond to get sworn in next week, I look forward to hearing more from all of you.