Delaney Dispatch 12/8/2018

 

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                Delaney Dispatch               

December 8, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

The 2019 General Assembly Session starts in less than 40 days! I am looking forward to heading back down to Richmond and advocating for legislation that improves lives here in the 67th District. In addition to my ongoing work of advocating for improved traffic congestion relief and creating a world class education system, this legislative session I am tackling a variety of issues including protecting women and children, breaking down barriers for small businesses, and making Virginia greener place. 

A preview of legislation which I am filing in 2019 can be found below:

Renter’s Insurance: In response to the tragic fire that hit the Forest Glen seniors' apartments in Centreville this summer, and the constituents who contacted me to say they lost everything but didn't know about renters insurance, I am filing legislation which would require property owners to notify their residents of the risk of not having renter’s insurance and that personal property damage is not protected by insurance taken out by the property owner.
 
• Non-Retaliation Policy: Currently, employees can be penalized for reporting suspected violations of state, federal and local law by their employer- including employer wage theft in which their employer willfully fails to pay or underpays their employees. My non-retaliation policy would protect employees if they decide to report these violations to proper authorities. 
 
•  Supporting Small Businesses: A local mechanic brought to my attention that current state law restricts his ability to ensure that his work has been effective by not allowing him to drive far enough from his business to gain the speeds needed to test all parts of the engine. My legislation is a direct response to his need and will increase the driving radius to a 10-mile distance.
 
I look forward to representing you in Richmond. If I can do something for you or if you have any question or concern, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at 703-996-9415 or DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov

Pre-Session Town Hall:

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. 
 
Click here to RSVP.
 

December Office Hours:

I invite you to meet with me on December 23rd from 1 pm - 3:00 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. 
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To ensure that I have time to see everyone, we ask that you sign-up for a time slot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45adad29aafd0-delegate10.
 

Loudoun County General Assembly Delegation Hearing- Dec. 17th:

 Every year, the delegation representing Loudoun County in the General Assembly hold a forum for the public to bring their concerns to the attention of their elected state representatives prior to the General Assembly Session in January.
 
This year’s hearing will be held December 17th from 7:00pm-10:00 pm in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center located at 1 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg, VA 20175. A signup sheet for speaking will be available at 6:30 pm. Every speaker will have three minutes, followed by any responses the delegation will have. The format is not intended as a debate platform. The delegation members are hosting this event to give the public an opportunity to voice their concerns and positions on issues.
 
Residents, other elected officials, representatives from organizations, and members of the press are all encouraged to attend. For any questions about the event, please contact Senator Black’s office at district13@senate.virginia.gov or by phone at 703-406-2951.
 

Preparing for the Winter Months:

With winter conditions on their way, VDOT wants you to have all of the information you need to be prepared for snow season. Being informed is one of the best ways to be prepared.

What can you do to help?

  • Monitor weather closely, as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly.
  • Park in driveways or on the same side of the street to allow plows room to pass.
  • Adjust commutes, telework, or avoid driving during a storm and after until road conditions improve.
  • Have enough gas, wiper fluid, proper tires, medication, and an emergency car kit.
  • Give plows room to work
  • Please be patient

Throughout the season, check back regularly to stay informed:

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Special Election for the 33rd Senate District - January 8, 2019:

There will be a special election to fill the 33rd Senate District (previously held by Jennifer Wexton) on January 8, 2019. Only qualified voters of the 33rd District are eligible to vote in this election. There are two candidates on the ballot: Jennifer B. Boysko - D and Joe T. Mays - R. 
 
Election/Voting Information:

To view a sample ballot, click here.

Not sure if you're in the 33rd Senate District? Check using the "My Neighborhood" app!

Fairfax County Deadlines & Important Dates:

November 26, 2018 - In-Person Absentee Voting scheduled to begin at the Fairfax County Government Center Office of Elections, Suite 323

January 2, 2019 - Voter Registration Deadline (In-Person/By Mail) 5:00 p.m.; Online: 11:59 p.m.   

January 2, 2019 - Deadline to apply to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail, fax, and online: 5:00 p.m.

January 5, 2019 - Deadline for In-Person Absentee Voting: 5:00 p.m.

January 8, 2019 - Absentee Ballot return deadline: 7:00 p.m

Loudoun County Deadlines & Important Dates:

In-Person Voter Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

By-Mail Voter Registration Deadline: Postmarked no later than January 2, 2019. 

Last day to apply to have a ballot mailed to you is Wednesday, January 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Last day to vote an absentee ballot in person is Saturday, January 5 (office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Sully District Food Drive- Ends December 9th:

Dulles South Food Pantry:

The Dulles South Food Pantry provides food assistance to any person who resides in the school attendance zones for Freedom High School, John Champe High School or the upcoming Independence High School in Brambleton.
 
The food pantry is open Wednesdays in the historic white chapel at Arcola United Methodist Church, 24757 Evergreen Mills Road, Dulles, VA 20166. Call 703-507-2795 or email info@dsfp.org to schedule an appointment. See the Dulles South Food Pantry's website at http://www.dsfp.org/ for information on how you can help the food pantry fight local hunger. Donations to the Dulles South Food Pantry, Inc. are tax deductible.

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue- Toys for Tots Drive:

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is participating in the Annual National Capital Region Fire and EMS Departments' 2018 TOYS FOR TOTS Campaign. The intent of the campaign is to "bring holiday joy and deliver a message of hope to children." Stations will accept donations from now until Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Toys will not be accepted after this date.



Children who are served by this campaign include toddlers and youths through age 17. The campaign will only accept new unwrapped toys and you can drop them off at any of the Fire and Rescue Stations. Toys used as weapons or considered to be weapons (i.e., toy guns or knives of any kind) will not be accepted. Check or money orders for donations must be payable to TOYS FOR TOTS.



For more information, click here.

Centreville Immigration Forum- Looking for Volunteers:

 Current Volunteer Opportunities with Centreville Immigration Forum:
  • Take photographs of worksites and special events (2-4 hours/month)
  • Assemble scrapbooks/photo displays (1-3 hours/month)
  • Teach English to speakers of other Languages (4-6 hours/month on Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, or Sunday evening)
  • Do marketing outreach (2-6 hours/month)
  • Plan special events (seasonal)
  • Webmaster (3-8 hours/month)
  • Spanish/English translators (2 hours/month)
The Centreville Immigration Forum was organized in 2010 with the vision of a community that welcomes all immigrants. To volunteer, contact volunteer@theCIFva.org or fill out an online form. 
 

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

                 

                         Attending a Metro Briefing Session                    Touring DMV's Westfield's Customer Service Center

                                    Accepting Award on Behalf of the Gov. from Playworks    Accepting an Award at the Neighborhood Health Gala  

                 
          Loudoun Delegation Town Hall on College Affordability   Meeting with The Arc of NOVA about Disability Support 
 
                                     
 

PO BOX 231023 Centreville, VA 20120

Email: DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov

District Phone Number: 703-996-9415

Richmond Office Phone Number: 804-698-1067