Today is the first day for individuals who meet Virginia's new income criteria to submit their application for Medicaid. Approved applicants' coverage will begin on January 1, 2019. Thanks to the work of the Governor's office, CoverVA.org is your one-stop shop for resources related to Medicaid expansion.
Thanks to your advocacy, the expansion of Medicaid protects nearly 400,000 more Virginians and is projected to generate an additional $500 Million in revenue for the Commonwealth.. Please be sure to share this information with anyone you think may now qualify under our new income thresholds.
Social Action Linking Together (SALT) Fall Advocacy Training Conference:
Social Action Linking Together (SALT) will be sponsoring the annual SALT Fall Advocacy Training Conference on Saturday, November 10, 9:00 – 11:30 AM, at the Virginia International University (VIU), Conference Room (VD-301), 4401 Village Drive in Fairfax. Virginia Delegate Ken Plum will address “Diversity: There’s a lot of Uncommon Wealth in Virginia.” In addition, two of the nuns from “Nuns on the Bus” will provide an update regarding their recent “Tax Justice Truth Tour.” This event is free and all are welcomed!
Join me, Delegate Reid, Delegate Murphy, Delegate Bell, Delegate Gooditis, and Delegate Boysko on November 7th from 5:30 - 6:30 PM at the Ashburn Library (43316 Hay Road Ashburn, VA 20147) for a College Affordability Town Hall. We will be discussing the rising costs of college, student debt, and other issues impacting Virginia students and their families.
I invite you to meet with me on November 28th from 6 pm - 7:30 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.
Please join me on December 20th from 7-8:30 PM at the Chantilly Regional Library (4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151) for my pre-2019 General Assembly session town hall. I will provide a preview of my legislative agenda for the 2019 session, a review of what has happened in the past year, and I will take any questions you may have. Please bring your neighbors and any legislative ideas you may have.
You are invited to participate in public meetings held on November 29th at 5:30 PM at the NOVA District Office (4975 Alliance Drive Fairfax, VA 22030) by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The meetings will begin with an open house followed by a public comment period. At the open house, you can learn about various transportation initiatives, as well as Virginia’s project prioritization process (SMART SCALE), Virginia’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, and the VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan. Representatives from the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment and Departments of Transportation and Rail and Public Transportation will be in attendance to highlight their transportation programs and discuss your ideas and concerns about Virginia’s transportation network.
The open house will be followed by a public comment period, where you can provide comments about the various initiatives. Comments will be accepted at the meeting and may also be submitted via email or online at www.CTB.Virginia.gov.
VDOT Incident Management Open House:
To kick off Federal Highway Administration’s National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, VDOT’s Northern Virginia District is hosting an Incident Management Open House on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the District Office, located at 4975 Alliance Drive in Fairfax.
An outdoor touch-a-truck exhibit (with a simulated crash scene) will allow the public to see an incident scene from the perspective of responders who them. Live outdoor demos will include K-9 skills, patient extrication, towing recovery, drone operations, and tree removal. An indoor expo will showcase the technology and systems used in traffic incident management.
On October 1st, the Department of Motor Vehicles rolled out REAL IDs. Virginians now have the option to upgrade to a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card or stick with DMV’s standard credential. The new driver's license and ID card meet the requirements of the federal REAL ID Act, which was passed by Congress in 2005. The new REAL ID compliant driver’s license and identification card can also be used for all of the same purposes as a standard credential.
However, beginning October 1, 2020, the federal government will require you to present this upgraded REAL ID compliant credential or another form of approved identification in order to board a domestic flight or to access secure federal facilities. REAL ID compliant credentials display a small star in the upper right corner to indicate they meet federal requirements. Information on required documents needed to receive a REAL ID can be found here.
Women Veterans Speciality Plates- Applications Open:
Women Veterans specialty license plates will be offered through the Virginia DMV if enough applications are filed by December 7. Please be sure to reserve yours today!
VA Ratify ERA has released a petition for those who are urging their representatives to make Virginia the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia. To sign, please visit https://varatifyera.org/petition.
Out in the Community:
It has been a pleasure to see some of you all out in about the 67th District! If you or your community organization is hosting a meeting or forum and would like me to attend, please reach out to my office at 703-996-9415 or DelkDelaney@house.virginia.gov.
FEA Open House and Dedication Ceremony National Security Town Hall
Dwallii Celebration with Senator Tim Kaine Early Childhood Advocacy Summit
At the launch of ADVANCE - a NOVA/GMU Collaboration