On July 9th, members of the General Assembly went down to Richmond to discuss legislation which would tackle the issue of gun violence in the Commonwealth. Commonsense gun legislation which as reinstating the one-gun-a-month law in Virginia, requiring gun holders to report stolen or lost guns to authorities, and bans on high capacity weapons like "assault" weapons, were proposed.
Sadly, my colleagues across the aisle failed to recognize the urgency of our need to combat the issue of gun violence, blocked all legislation from having a proper vote and adjourned our special session only after ninety-minutes.
As your elected official, I will continue my advocacy to secure common-sense gun solutions to address the issue of gun violence in our Commonwealth and nationwide.
As always, I am here to help you and hear your concerns, comments or questions. Do not hesitate to contact me at 703-996-9415 or DelkDelaney@house.virginia.gov
July Office Hours:
I invite you to meet with me on July 16th from 6 pm - 8 pm at Chantilly Regional Library for my monthly office hours. Office hours will allow constituents of the 67th District to express their concerns or comments on what's happening at the state level and within the district.
If you are having difficulties signing up or are not able to attend and still wish to share your concerns and comments, please contact my office at 703-996-9415 or DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov.
Upcoming Meet and Greets with Delegate Delaney:
Please join me on July 27th for some of my first community meet and greets of the season! These events will allow our community neighbors to meet with me one-on-one and allow you to express their concerns, issues, and hopes for our community.
Since my election, I have used my official title to bring about true and needed change for the Northern Virginia Region. As your state official, I have helped secure protections for local residents, small businesses, advocated for our transportation and infrastructure needs and I have put the people of our district before politics.
This event will be nonpolitical and will simply allow the residents of the 67th District to know me personally and learn more about current issues in our community. It would be great to meet with you and hear how I can better serve you and advocate for our community's needs. I hope you can join me for one of my upcoming events!
July 27th Meet and Greets:
10 AM - 12 PM at the Sully Governmental Center (4900 Stonecroft Blvd Chantilly, VA 20151)
My office is looking for hosts for community meet and greets in the 67th District. If you, your HOA or civic association is open to hosting a meet and greet which will allow your neighbors and community to connect with me on a personal level and discuss issues you care about, please send an email to my office at DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov or call 703-996-9415.
Free Summer Meals for Families in Need:
For many kids, summer can be the hungriest time of the year. A lack of reliable nutrition during the summer months takes a major toll on children. Kids who struggle with hunger are more likely to experience “summer slide,” forgetting what they learned the year before.
You can help!
The Summer Meals Program (also known as the Summer Food Service Program, or SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides FREE meals to youth 18 years old and younger when school is not in session. The program is intended to fill in the gaps for students who count on school breakfast and lunch during the school year, but lose that resource in the summer. The Virginia Department of Education administers the program.
Meals are prepared by sponsoring organizations, such as school nutrition departments and food banks, and served at safe, trusted community sites such as libraries, parks, schools, and churches. Meals are available to all children at open sites, regardless of income or address. Many sites provide enrichment activities, and they offer an opportunity for children to spend time with their neighbors and friends.
Children and families can find free meal sites in their area by texting “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877.
2019 Due in Course Publication:
Due Course is a selection of legislation passed by the 2019 Session of the General Assembly that is likely to affect the daily lives of citizens of Virginia. The following legislation has been signed by the Governor and will go into effect on July 1, 2019, except where an emergency clause or delayed effective date is noted.
The summaries were prepared by the Division of Legislative Services staff. Complete information on actions of the 2019 Session is available on LIS (http://lis.virginia.gov).
It's great to reconnect with you all in the District. If you are holding an event or meeting or would like to sit down with me one-on-one, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at DelKDealney@house.virginia.gov or 703-996-9415.
Ribbon Cutting at the 2019 NOVA Maker Faire Presenting a Resolution to Westfield HS Football
Bill Signing of New Laws Which Address Maternal Health Meeting with Community Members at the Polls
Meeting Rep. Wexton on the Hill w. Community Advocates At the 2019 Women's Summit