Delaney Dispatch 9/11/2018

 

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                Delaney Dispatch               

September 11, 2018

Dear Neighbor, 

Today marks the 17th anniversary 9/11, a day where 2,996 innocent lives were taken by ruthless terrorists. We must never forget the lives of those taken away from us and the brave first responders who took action during these terrorist attacks. I am continually grateful for our police, fire and military men and women who risk their lives every day. May we never forget. 

L'shana Tovah:

To those observing the Jewish New Year, I wish you all a happy, healthy and sweet 5779! May this year bring you happiness, prosperity, and hope. 

Hurricane Florence Preparations:

Once the storm makes landfall, Florence is predicted to be a Category 4 hurricane. Governor Ralph Northam has issued a state of emergency and has mobilized first responders to assist our localities in preparing for flooding and possible power loss. I urge all to make emergency plans and stock up on supplies before the storm makes landfall. We in the 67th should prepare for large amounts of rain, flooding, and power loss. If you experience an outage, please be sure to report it to Dominion Energy at 1-866-DOM-HELP.
 
You can find more information on the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's website
 
I will keep you updated as the storm develops. 

Redistricting Update:

On August 30th, Governor Northam called the General Assembly back to Richmond for a Special Session to handle redistricting. We are under court order to redraw eleven House district maps in the Hampton Roads and Central Virginia areas by October 30th. These districts have been deemed unconstitutional by the courts and exemplify racial gerrymandering in Virginia. After our House session, the Privileges and Elections committee met and attempted to find a resolution, we were unable to progress on this issue. Fair redistricting is something I ran on in 2017 and is something I continue to be committed to. We must not allow race to be a determinant in how districts are drawn, and we must make sure that our residents are able to choose their elected officials - not the other way around. 

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Meeting:

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) will be conducting an informal open house in the Potomac Conference Room on September 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM to provide citizens with information about Visualize 2045, TPB's new long-range regional transportation plan. Visualize 2045 includes what we have known as the CLRP in the past, as well as other new transportation initiatives and policy content. Please plan to drop in any time between 4 and 7 and learn about the plan! 

Transportation Town Hall with Supervisor Smith:

I will be hosting a Transportation Town Hall with Supervisor Kathy Smith on September 26th from 7-9 PM at the Sully Government Center (4900 Stonecroft Blvd. Chantilly, VA 20151) - please join us! We will have representation from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT), EMP (VDOT's I-66 partner), and the Northern Virginia Transportation Association. This event is co-sponsored by the Sully District Council. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/483379008797226/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1534519587400030.

September Office Hours:

I invite you to meet with me on September 27th 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. 
 
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-delegate7.           
 

Health Fair with Delegate Delaney:

Please join INOVA and me on October 6th from 12-3 PM at Poplar Tree Elementary (13440 Melville Ln, Chantilly, VA 20151) for a public health fair.  INOVA will provide free biometric screenings, which will include Fasting finger-stick screening to determine total cholesterol, HDL and blood glucose levels, blood pressure screening, BMI screening, and other screenings. 
 
In addition, INOVA will also provide educational information and sessions on healthy eating and healthy lifestyles and will have a blood drive truck in the parking lot. Links to sign up for screenings and slots to donate blood will be forthcoming. 
 
All are welcomed to join! Please share with your respective community organizations, friends and families! Click here for more up to date information.                
 

I-66 Outside the Beltway Lane Closures and Traffic Changes:

ROUTE 28 (SULLY ROAD) / CENTREVILLE
I-66 East from Route 28 to West Ox Road
Thursday, September 13: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15: 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Three left lanes will be closed to implement long-term lane shifts for construction.
 
ROUTE 286 (FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY)
I-66 East from Route 28 to West Ox Road
Thursday, September 13: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15: 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Three left lanes will be closed to implement long-term lane shifts for construction.
 
ROUTE 123 (CHAIN BRIDGE ROAD) / OAKTON - CITY OF FAIRFAX
Ramp from I-66 East to Route 123 South
Tuesday, September 11: Midnight to 4 a.m. 
Nighttime ramp closure to allow for setting of concrete barriers along previously shifted travel lanes. Traffic will be detoured to the Nutley Street Interchange and back.
 
Ramp from Route 123 South to I-66 West
Saturday, September 15: Midnight to 4 a.m.
Overnight closure of the ramp from Route 123 South to I-66 West. There will also be periodic stoppages of traffic on Route 123 South to remove an overhead gantry and set concrete barriers along previously shifted travel lanes. Traffic on Route 123 South heading to I-66 West will be directed to the I-66 East exit and will ride the ramps back to I-66 West.
 
Route 123 North at Ramp to I-66 East
Friday, September 14: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Two left lanes will be closed and the ramp to I-66 East will be narrowed. There will also be periodic traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes after midnight on Route 123 North and the I-66 East exit ramp to remove an overhead gantry.           

2019 Legislative Page Program:

Do you know a 13 or 14 years old interested in getting first-hand experience in the Virginia legislature? Applications for the 2019 Legislative Page program are open now. The Page Program aims to teach participants to embrace responsibility, develop professional characteristics, and engage in the legislative process. It is a highly competitive opportunity and a really wonderful experience for participants. 



Applications are due at 
5:00 pm on Friday, October 19th. Find more information here.

Call for Interns:

Delegate Karrie K. Delaney's office is looking for hardworking and creative interns in either high school or college to assist with political, legislative, and communications tasks through the fall semester.
 
Most assignments may require independent work that can be done from home, while some work will be done in the 67th District. A strong independent work ethic is required.  
 
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
 
Advocacy - Supporter outreach, data entry, and event planning
Legislative - Conducting issue or policy research for future legislative proposals
Communications –Drafting letters/correspondence and executing mass mailings
 
Desired Skills:
 
Strong work ethic & eagerness to learn
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work effectively in a small team, and as a self-starter
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Docs, & Social media
Part-time (approx. 12-15 hours weekly); unpaid; hours are flexible
 
 
Please also send a resume and a short (one page) writing sample to Denver Supinger at delegatekarriedelaney@gmail.com .
 

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

                  

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Email: DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov

District Phone Number: 703-996-9415

Richmond Office Phone Number: 804-698-1067