Urge Override Of Governor McAuliffe’s Vetoes!

April 9, 2014 | 2 comments

Recently, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed two bills that would protect religious liberty: SB 236, a bill that would protect the free speech rights of public school students; and SB 555, a bill that would have prohibited government censorship… Read more>

Pass A Clean Budget! Sign The Petition.

March 11, 2014 | 13 comments

As was predicted for weeks, the General Assembly was not be able to come to an agreement on a state budget prior to leaving Richmond on Saturday. Governor Terry McAuliffe and a majority of senators have made adopting a budget contingent… Read more>

Urge Governor To Protect Student Free Speech Rights!

March 10, 2014 | 6 comments

The General Assembly recently passed SB 236, a priority for The Family Foundation that protects the rights of public school students to express their faith at various school events. The House of Delegates passed the bill by a vote of… Read more>

Floor Vote Tomorrow On Bill To Ensure Chaplain Free Speech!

February 24, 2014 | 2 comments

A bill protecting the free speech rights of Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force chaplains (SB 555) that to this point has been completely non-controversial — in in the Virginia Senate! — suddenly became so Friday when… Read more>

“Close The Window, Pull Down The Shade”

February 11, 2014 | 8 comments

Earlier today, the Virginia Senate voted to pass SB 617, a bill to repeal the 2012 ultrasound update to the abortion informed consent law. The version of the story you’ll probably hear is simply that the bill passed on… Read more>

Senator Colgan Dissed By Fellow Dems On Abortion Vote

February 11, 2014 | 7 comments

On a 22-18 bipartisan vote today, the Senate of Virginia defeated a bill that would have removed language protecting taxpayers from funding abortion from Virginia’s law regarding Obamacare. The bill, SB 618, was patroned by Senator Mamie Locke (D-2, Read more>

GA Update: This Week’s Abortion Votes

February 7, 2014 | 1 comment

Yesterday morning, the Senate Education and Health Committee, on a party line 9-5 vote (with 1 abstention) reported SB 617 to the Senate floor, a bill that would repeal the ultrasound update to the informed consent law that conservatives fought… Read more>

Here Come The Social Issues

January 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Today, Senate Democrats took advantage of their new “majority” by changing Senate rules and committee make up, after having won two recent special elections and holding the lieutenant governor’s tie breaking vote. The mid-session shake up is unprecedented. At one… Read more>

Student Freedom Of Speech Bill Passes Senate!

January 23, 2014 | No comments

Tuesday afternoon, the Virginia Senate passed SB 236, legislation that will clarify the free speech and religious liberty protections of public school students. The bill, a high priority for The Family Foundation, passed by a vote of 20-18,… Read more>

Wexton Prefers Demonizing Conservatives To Fighting Criminals Or Protecting Unborn

January 17, 2014 | No comments

If you live in the parts of Loudon and Fairfax Counties that make up the 33rd Senate District, where a special election will be held this Tuesday to fill the seat of Attorney General Mark Herring and determine which party… Read more>