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Juneteenth - A Celebration of Freedom

On Juneteenth, I'll celebrate the strides that have been made and recommit to fighting for a more just country - because I have the freedom to do so. 
June 16, 2021

Legal marijuana in Virginia is just the first step.

When the General Assembly approved the final amendments to the marijuana bills on Wednesday and put legalization over the finish line, we celebrated. But we are keenly aware of the faults in these bills and know that our work is far from over.

April 8, 2021