January 15, 2018 News & Press Releases

DPVA Chairwoman Praises Governor Northam’s “Way Forward”

by DPVA Press Office

DPVA Chairwoman Praises Governor Northam's "Way Forward" after Governor's Address to Joint General Assembly

Richmond, Va. — Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement praising Governor Ralph Northam for the agenda he outlined in his address to a joint meeting of the Virginia General Assembly:

“In his singularly humble and welcoming Eastern Shore vernacular, Governor Northam laid out a way ahead for Virginia that will take the Commonwealth above the noise and rancor of partisan politics and achieve results that improve people's lives. Governor Northam made clear his commitment to, among other items: expand Medicaid so 400,000 Virginians who lack coverage have access to healthcare, tackle the teacher shortage crisis, lower Virginia's outrageously low felony threshold, protect the right of women to make their own healthcare decisions, and continue the fight to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. I could not be prouder of our Governor's focus and vigor to fight for common sense solutions that will make our Commonwealth safer and stronger.”