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Jan20

A lot has changed in the 45 years since the United Stated Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that access to abortion is a constitutional right. Coupled with the 1969 Griswold v. Connecticut decision granting the right to use birth control, an American woman, in theory, has gained full control over her own body, her own future, her dignity, and in too many cases — her life.

Since then, women have shattered so many glass ceilings and stormed into universities, boardrooms, legislative assemblies, courts, the military, space ... the list goes on. We have insisted on our right to participate fully in society and brought our own chairs to the table when needed. Reproductive freedom has allowed us to navigate the modern world in a whole new way.

Jan20
At its 128th Annual Meeting on January 20th, the Virginia Bar Association elected Sen. McClellan to a three-year term as the Legislative representative of the Board of Governors.  

Learn more about the VBA here
Jan19

The Virginia Senate voted 23 to 16 Friday to “ban the box” on state employment applications, a move sponsors said would provide more opportunities to people who have been arrested or charged with crimes in the past.

The bill, sponsored by Democrats Rosalyn Dance (Petersburg), Adam Ebbin (Alexandria) and Jennifer McClellan (Richmond), would prohibit state agencies from including a question on most job applications about whether an applicant has ever been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime.

Jan19

Friday, Senator McClellan appeared live on Facebook and answered questions from Together We Will RVA. 

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Last week, the General Assembly reached "Crossover," the mid-point of Session when the House and Senate must complete work on their own bills. Many of the bills my constituents have written or called me about were addressed prior to crossover and summarized in prior updates. Here is an overview of other bills acted upon last week.

Tomorrow marks the half-way point of the 2017 General Assembly Session, known as "Crossover," when the House and Senate must complete work on their own bills.  Over the next two days we will debate and vote on hundreds of bills on the Senate floor covering a wide variety of topics such as immigration, voting rights, school discipline, student loans, Airbnb, the regulation of property carriers, and public procurement.  My Op-Ed in yesterday's Richmond Times Dispatch discussed some of the school discipline bills we will address.
 
You can watch the Senate floor sessions live or find archived video from earlier floor sessions here
 

The 2017 General Assembly Session is now halfway over as the House and Senate considered hundreds of bills on Monday and Tuesday covering a wide variety of topics such as immigration, voting rights, school discipline, student loans, Airbnb, the regulation of property carriers, charter and virtual schools, and public procurement.