Delegate Mark Levine Defends Residents of Assisted Living Facilities who Require Hospice Care
Virginia Delegate Mark Levine compares the killing of Crystal Hamilton with the murder of his sister and argues custody laws need to be changed to keep children away from fathers that commit domestic violence. Murder should not be the way to win a custody dispute.
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Governor McAuliffe Endorses Delegate Mark Levine for Re-Election
Virginia Governor is Levine’s 37th endorsement by a state or local elected official.
Richmond, VA — Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe endorsed Democratic Candidate Mark Levine for re-election to his 45th District House of Delegates seat, just days after 36 other state and local elected leaders – including the leadership of the House Democratic Caucus – did so as well.
The President's executive order and subsequent actions have left many feeling terrified, and many of you have called and messaged me with your concerns, which I share. With reports of ICE raids on non-criminal immigrants, and with anti-Muslim rhetoric at the top of the Trump administration's agenda, now more than ever is the time for steadfast advocacy of human rights. When we stand for justice in the face of cruelty, we continue in the footsteps of those who were a light in the darkest moments of American history.
When the Democratic Leadership of the House of Delegates asked me to speak out against last week's Executive Order, I spoke straight from the heart.
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. Here's the speech which I delivered to the Virginia contingent!
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!