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It seems like it was only yesterday that we were attending rallies and visiting the polls on Election Day. As always, I visited every precinct in the 92nd HD and a few more. It’s always a pleasure to greet the poll workers. 
It is always a pleasure to attend the annual Hampton/Newport News Community Services Board (CSB) Thanksgiving Luncheon. The CSB has provided quality behavior health services for residents of Hampton and Newport News for more than 45 years. This year’s keynote speaker was Governor Ralph Northam. Following his message, many of the clients surrounded the governor and his wife Pam to present them with small gifts and to pose for pictures. It was a wonderful afternoon. 
It was a beautiful Saturday to attend the 6th Annual Veterans Stand Down supporting homeless vets. Organizations from throughout our community joined forces to educate veterans on the services that are available to them. A big thank you goes to Hampton Military Affairs Committee and Hampton VA Hospital for organizing the event.
What an honor it was to attend the Hampton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. first Annual Delta Day at City Hall. I discussed some of the issues facing us in the Commonwealth. City officials, including Mayor Tuck and Chief of Police, Terry Sult explained their roles and responsibilities in our city. I am certainly looking forward to next year.
Can you believe that on Veterans Day, I sat down with the intention of calling each and every veteran on my list to wish each a happy Veterans Day and to, once again, thank them for there service to our country. Needless to say, after making calls for two and a half hours, I realized that I was not going to make it very far down the list. Maybe next year, I’ll send a letter or a card. I learned from the veterans with whom I spoke, that it was time for another veterans round table discussion. On November 20, we met to discuss issues and potential legislation that could help. We will meet again during evening hours to continue our discussions. 
One of the issues before the General Assembly this year is whether Virginia should ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. If we vote to ratify the amendment, we would be the 38th state to do so. Thirty-eight states, which equals 3/4 of the states, are needed to have the amendment become a part of the U. S. Constitution. I am an ardent supporter of this amendment and I have included a copy of my OpEd that was printed in the Virginia Pilot on September 9, 2018. Please click here to read more. 
Whether I’m in Richmond or at home in Hampton, my door is always open to visitors. It may be a constituent like Mrs. Lane who wants to discuss state funding for neglected cemeteries, members of the League of Conservation Voters or veterans, they are all welcome. Why not schedule a time when we can meet? As always, I thank you for allowing me to represent you. 






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