DELANEY DISPATCH 1/19/18


 
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                  The Delaney Dispatch                

Dear Friend, 

I am happy to announce that I am championing a piece of legislation, HB1419, which would increase elementary student's access to recess- an evidence-based approach to enhancing academic performance in the classroom.

House Bill 1419 will modify the minimum instructional hours dedicated to the four core academic disciplines and will allow local school boards the authority to include unstructured recreational time into the calculation of total teaching hours. This bill aims to provide elementary students with opportunities to develop social skills while allowing them time to regain the focus needed to excel during the school day. 
 
This issue has been something that I have repetitively heard about from residents like you.  Our children need and deserve time during the school day to release their energy and be active. Allowing local school boards to incorporate more unstructured recreational time into their elementary curriculum can result in our children having more focus and productivity in the classroom.
 
I look forward to fighting for more recess for our child and encourage you to advocate for the cause by either coming down to Richmond to testify when it is up before sub and full committee or by spreading the word and asking your neighbors and friends to lobby their local legislators to support this bill. 
 
I will keep you update on the progression of this bill. If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to reach my office at 804-698-1067 or DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov.
 
Humbly Yours, 


 

 
Thank You For Stopping By!
 
I want to thank everyone who visited my office this week. It is always a pleasure to meet with constituents and advocacy groups. If you are planning a trip to Richmond during the legislative session, please be sure to reach out to my office. I would thoroughly enjoy having you as my guest, providing you with tours of the Capitol and allowing you to sit in the Gallery during session. 

George Mason Young Democrats

Fairfax Young Democrats

Billy, 67th District Resident and Young Democrat 

NAACP and 67th District Residents

New Virginia Majority 

Committee Assignments

I have been assigned to the Health and Welfare Institutions Committee and the Transportation Committee. I am looking forward to working on issues related to health and transit within the Commonwealth. I hope you'll take the time to review the legislation I will be voting on in these committees as the session progresses here

Ralph Northam's
Innaugration  

This weekend I had the distinct honor to witness the inauguration of the Commonwealth's 73rd Governor, Ralph Northam. During his inaugural speech, Governor Northam reminded us that we, your Virginia State Legislators, are here for you and not for the politics. He pushed for policy that would protect all Virginians, 400,000 low-income adults with healthcare, and economically progress the Commonwealth. You can watch his Inaugural Address here

I look forward to representing you and working with both sides of the aisle as we work to progress the Commonwealth and put people before politics. 

 

Swearing-in Ceremony 
 
I invite all my constituents to rally behind me and my colleagues as we have our ceremonial swearing-in on January 20th. All ceremonies will be held at the Capitol Building. Each Delegate will be provided a thirty-minute window.
 
As a thank you, I will also be holding a small reception afterward at my office in the Pocahontas Building. Due to the size of this space, there will be a cap on the number of people we will be able to accommodate. If you are interested in attending the reception, please RSVP at DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov
For those who are unable to attend in person, I will be live streaming the event on my Facebook Page
 
Thank you for your constant support and for allowing me the honor to serve.
 

 

Delegate-Elect Karrie Delaney
PO BOX 231023 Centreville, VA 20120
District Phone Number: 703-996-9415
Richmond Office Phone Number: 804-698-1076