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  • Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. in oratorical contest
    Posted in News on January 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Equality

    Alex Koma Martin Luther King Jr. spent his life fighting injustice — and students competing in Prince William County’s annual oratorical contest believe people of all creeds and colors need to have that same sort of conviction in these troubled times. The 28th edition of the annual event, held Jan. 15 at the Hylton Memorial Chapel and designed to honor the civil rights icon’s legacy, challenged county students to consider King “in his own words: yesterday, today and tomorrow.” In the view of th... Read more

  • Democrat: 'Fraudulent' voter fraud commission got ugly death it deserved
    Posted in News on January 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Seniors, Equality

    John Bowden Democratic Rep. Gerald Connolly (Va.) celebrated the "death" of President Trump's voter fraud commission on Wednesday after the White House announced the commission will be dissolved. The Virginia Democrat remarked Wednesday night in a tweet that the election integrity commission, set up last year to investigate Trump's claim that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the popular vote due to millions of illegal votes, got the "ugly death it deserved." "Fraudulent vot... Read more

  • Connolly Statement on GOP Tax Plan
    Posted in News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health Care, Federal Employees, Transportation, Veterans, Foreign Policy, Seniors, Environment/Energy, Education, Technology, Animal Welfare, Gun Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Immigration

    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the GOP tax plan: “The tax plan before us today would be a disaster for Northern Virginia. The GOP plan caps the state and local income deduction. It caps the mortgage interest deduction. And it phases out the medical cost deduction. Our district, where 50 percent of tax filers claim a SALT deduction, is one of the top congressional districts in the nation affected by this change, and 75 percent of our district’s SALT claimant... Read more

  • Connolly Joins Supreme Court Brief Supporting LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections
    Posted in News on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined a bicameral group of 211 members of Congress in an amici brief to the Supreme Court in support of LGBTQ protections in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. V. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. “This case is bigger than one bakery or one couple,” said Connolly. “It is about basic equality and the fundamental right of every American to a pursuit of happiness free of prejudice and discrimination. No business should ever be allowed to discriminate ag... Read more

  • Congress officially calls for Trump to condemn hate groups
    Posted in News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Mark Moore Congress passed a resolution calling on President Trump to condemn hate groups after he blamed the deadly violence at a Virginia rally of white nationalist groups “on many sides.” “Tonight, the House of Representatives spoke in one unified voice to unequivocally condemn the shameful and hate-filled acts of violence carried out by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan), white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said in a statement. The House... Read more

  • U.S. Congress votes to call on Trump to denounce hate groups
    Posted in News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Alex Dobuzinskis The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously adopted the resolution, U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia, said in a statement. The Senate approved the measure on Monday. "Tonight, the House of Representatives spoke in one unified voice to unequivocally condemn the shameful and hate-filled acts of violence carried out by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan), white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville," Connolly said. The joint resolution,... Read more

  • Congress Sends Resolution Condemning White Supremacists To Trump’s Desk
    Posted in News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Nicole Lafond Congress on Tuesday passed a bipartisan resolution condemning white supremacist and other hate and sent it to President Trump’s desk, Politico and The Hill reported. With the bill on its way to the White House, sponsors urged President Donald Trump to not hesitate in signing it. “Tonight the House passed my resolution condemning hate groups and the Charlottesville attack. POTUS should send a clear message and sign it ASAP,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), who co-sponsored the legislation... Read more

  • House resolution introduced to condemn Aug. 12 violence
    Posted in News on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Equality

    Ryan M. Kelly Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-11th, with support from Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th, introduced a resolution Thursday night that condemns the “violent and hateful attacks carried out in Charlottesville.” The resolution specifically condemns the actions of white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. It also honors the lives of the three people who were killed on Aug. 12. “I am pleased to introduce this important resolution tonight with Congressman Tom Garrett that br... Read more

  • Virginia Senators Urge Measure Condemning White Nationalists
    Posted in News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Matthew Daly Virginia's two Democratic senators joined with two Republican senators to sponsor a resolution condemning white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence. Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced the joint resolution Wednesday along with Republican Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Johnny Isakson of Georgia. The resolution recognizes the Aug. 12 death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer a... Read more

  • Connolly Supports Resolution to Censure President Donald Trump for His Inexcusable Response to the Racist Violence in Charlottesville
    Posted in News on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Equality

    Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly joined 79 Members of Congress in introducing a censure resolution against President Donald Trump for his disgraceful response to the violence perpetrated by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members in Charlottesville, VA. “Trump's behavior following Charlottesville was reprehensible and beneath the office,” said Connolly. “Rather than heal, he further divided our country. There weren’t ‘both-sides’ to this incident. It’s important for Congress... Read more

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