Leading Virginia Forward - Week in Review

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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Sweeping Democratic Victories Make History in Virginia and Flip General Assembly

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  • “The ground has shifted in Virginia government,” said Governor Northam. “The voters have spoken, and they have elected landmark Democratic majorities in both the Senate and the House of Delegates. I am proud of my fellow Democrats and inspired by our shared victory. Together, we will build a stronger, more inclusive, and more just Commonwealth.”
  • Read Governor Northam’s full statement on the Democratic victories in Virginia

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Governor Northam Holds Cabinet Meeting to Outline Priorities with New Democratic Majority

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  • “Since I took office two years ago, we have made historic progress as a Commonwealth—and Virginians made it clear they want us to continue building on that progress,” said Governor Northam. “They want us to defend the rights of women, LGBTQ Virginians, immigrant communities, and communities of color. They want us to increase access to a world-class education for every child, and make sure no one is forced to go bankrupt because they or a family member gets sick. They want us to invest in clean energy and take bold action to combat climate change. And they want us to finally pass commonsense gun safety legislation, so no one has to fear being hurt or killed while at school, at work, or at their place of worship. I look forward to working with our new Democratic majority to make these priorities a reality.”

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Governor Northam Pledges to Address Gun Violence Emergency in the Commonwealth with Control of Virginia Legislature

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  • “Virginia spoke loudly on Tuesday and said enough is enough,” said Governor Northam. “Dealing with the gun violence in Virginia will be a top priority of our administration. Now certainly with a Democratic Senate and House, I believe we can move forward with common sense gun legislation. We have been talking about these things, but now we have the opportunity to take action. And that is what we intend to do in January.”

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Governor Northam Announces Plans to Boost Tech Talent Pipeline in Virginia, Produce 31,000 New Computer Science Graduates Over 20 Years

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “This initiative is an investment in Virginians,” said Governor Northam. “Virginia’s tech sector will continue booming only if we can train the workforce those jobs require. With today’s announcement, we are educating a workforce that will fill jobs at hundreds of tech companies around the Commonwealth, including at Amazon, helping boost our economy and quality of life in every corner of Virginia.”

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