Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Physical Privacy Act State-wide Conference Call

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HB 1612 needs your help. Our children's privacy is at stake. 

On Wednesday, January 18 at 9pm we will be holding an informational conference call. Delegate Bob Marshall will join the Virginia First Foundation to give an update on this bill. 

We are also pleased to announce that Delegate Mark Cole, Delegate Brenda Pogge and Delegate Nick Freitas are also a Co-Patron of this bill along with Senator Dick Black.  The bill has also gained support from Delegate David LaRock.  

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Fellow Virginians our children's safety is in jeopardy!

Robert --


Once again the social engineers of the Left decided to use our families as political lab rats by insisting that gender uncertain male students and others will be able to shower with our daughters and share their locker rooms in our public schools.

In May, President Obama, through unconstitutional executive power, sent a letter to schools in which he uses Title IX Federal Education funding to threaten schools. They violate the privacy rights of our students by creating situations where students identifying as a gender other than their biological
gender are given access to showers, locker rooms, bathrooms, and sharing rooms on overnight school sponsored trips. In other words, disrupt and actually create sex crimes against the over 99% majority, to accommodate the demands of a very few. The government is putting your kids safety and security at risk.

I don't know about you, but as a parent I cannot accept the idea of a 17 year old boy gaining access to my 13 year old daughter's locker room or shower.

Upon the issuance of this letter some school boards took action but many others are waiting on guidance from our legislators in Richmond. On behalf of families across the Commonwealth, Delegate Bob Marshall filed the Physical Privacy Act or HB 1612. This bill helps schools and other public institutions accommodate students with gender identity issues. More importantly, this bill will ensure the privacy and security of our sons and daughters in their school locker rooms and on overnight school trips.

The Physical Privacy Act, HB 1612, is a commonsense piece of legislation designed to protect the safety and privacy of our children in their schools and all of our citizens in bathrooms in public buildings.

This bill has just been assigned to the General Laws Committee in Virginia's House of Delegates (insert link to the committee). HB 1612 will further be assigned to a sub-committee of the General Laws Committee, where such legislation is often sent to be killed.

As the Left continues to advance their radical social agenda and threaten the safety and security of our children and families we parents cannot afford to let our legislators duck their duties and fail to act. The time for action is NOW. We need YOU to call and email your member of the House of Delegates, the Speaker of the House- Bill Howell, and the members of the General Laws Committee TODAY.

Failure to act on this critical piece of legislation will leave your children and mine vulnerable to the social experimentation of leftist militant zealots who seek to impose their agenda on our families.

This issue is about the safety and security of our children and their well being.

We must act NOW!


Please contact members of the General Laws Committee (Click here for a list of all the members)

 

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Voiceless coming to Williamsburg

96th District, Virginia House of Delegates                                         January 14, 2017

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Dear Robert Bruce, 
I just finished my first week of being back in Richmond for the 2017 General Assembly session.  I hope you had a chance to see the email I sent yesterday with an overview of the first week.

While I am home for the weekend, I want to let you know about a powerful, pro-life film showing at my church, CrossWalk, tomorrow, Sunday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.  Voiceless is the story of a young, reserved, war veteran, who moves to North East Philadelphia to start an inner city community outreach. He ends up putting his life on the line to stand against an abortion clinic that moved across the street from his building.

John Blanchard, pastor of Rock Church in Virginia Beach describes Voiceless this way, "It was amazing! Love the film...we've been praying for a film such as this to confront the culture, especially in the pro-life realm."

Don't miss this exciting and inspirational film.  There is no charge, so invite your friends and family members to come with you. Voiceless is rated PG-13 for thematic material and some violence. To see a trailer for the movie, click here. 
 
CrossWalk Community Church is located at 7575 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, 23188. It is in the Norge area next to the old Candle Factory.
 
I hope to see you there!
2017 Legislative Survey
Thank you to all who have completed my 2017 survey, either online or via hard copy. If you have not yet done so, please take a minute to submit the survey online by clicking HERE. Results will be provided during the upcoming weeks. 
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Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Legislative Session: Week 1

96th District, Virginia House of Delegates                                           January 13, 2017

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Amanda Johnston
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As the first few days of the 2017 General Assembly session draw to a close, my schedule is increasingly busy. During this short session, House members are limited to carrying fifteen bills. Even with this restriction, legislators will review thousands of bills during the upcoming weeks. As a result, myriad individuals--including lobbyists, volunteers, and citizens--visit the General Assembly Building to advocate on behalf of their legislative priorities. 

Fortunately, the committee structure facilitates a more complete and streamlined review process for legislation. Bills are assigned to committees (or subcommittees) where legislators are tasked with analyzing details of the legislation. If a majority of committee members vote in favor of the bill, the legislation will reach the House floor for a full vote of the House. This filtering process greatly reduces the total number of bills on which I have the opportunity to vote. At this time, I will only hear bills that are before the committees on which I serve. I remain vice chairman of the House Education Committee and I continue serving on the Finance, Health, Welfare and Institutions, and Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committees. A full list of committees and members is available HERE.
  
As a reminder, all legislation is posted online. Bills are still being introduced; however, you can view a current listing online at http://lis.virginia.gov/.
2017 Legislative Survey
Thank you to all who have completed my 2017 survey, either online or via hard copy. If you have not yet done so, please take a minute to submit the survey online by clicking HERE. Results will be provided during the upcoming weeks. 
HB1873: Language Resources for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard-of-Hearing
One of my legislative duties outside of session is chairing the Virginia Disability Commission. The Commission meets throughout the year and is composed of legislator and citizen members. The express purpose of the Commission is "to identify and recommend legislative priorities and policies for adoption or examination by the General Assembly in order to provide ongoing support in developing and reviewing services and funding related to Virginians with physical and sensory disabilities."

Last year the Commission recommended legislation to provide resources for parents of children who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard -of-hearing. Our goal is to ensure that these children have the language skills necessary for success in kindergarten (and beyond). I am proud to carry this legislation, and I look forward to championing the bill during the upcoming weeks. To read the full text of House Bill 1873, please click HERE.
Will I see you in Richmond?
Yesterday brought several visiting groups to Richmond, and I was pleased to welcome guests from many of the banks in my District. Also in town were members of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women. I appreciate all who take the time to travel to Richmond, and I hope you will not hesitate to stop by my office if you are in town.  As a reminder, you may reach me via email at DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov or by phone at 804-698-1096. My office is located in Room 403 of the General Assembly Building in Richmond, and I hope to see you soon.

Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERTS on Your Smart Phone!

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2. After you have downloaded the App, you will be prompted to enter your email address. VTP members can use the email address you previously used to register with the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Action Center to receive action alerts.   

A verification code will be sent to that email account.  Enter the verification code on your smartphone app where indicated, or click the verification link provided in the email.

3. After verifying your email, you will be brought to a ‘Find Association’ page. Start typing in ‘VTP’ and an option for ‘VTP’ will appear directly below where you were typing. Click/touch that full name & you’ll then have access to our new mobile app.

Now you can receive Tea Party CoLA Committee Action Alerts on your smartphone!


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The New CoLA Action Alert System will notify you only when your elected representatives  will be voting  (no more  random alerts to call elected representatives not your own).  Influence their decisions. Let them know you are their constituent and how you want them to vote. A few calls make a huge difference! 
   
We need your full contact information, including your home address, to make this work for you (your home address is necessary to determine your specific voting districts).
 
OPTIONAL: You may also select top issues of interest to you.  You will then also receive action alerts on your chosen issues.
 
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2017 Legislative Session Preview

96th District, Virginia House of Delegates                                           January 11, 2017

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Amanda Johnston
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Earlier this week, legislators braved snow and frigid temperatures to begin returning to Richmond for the 2017 General Assembly session. Today brought warmer weather and marked the first day of this year's forty-six day legislative session. During this "short" session, legislators will tweak Virginia's biennial budget, consider thousands of bills, and attend hundreds of meetings. Although legislators are still filing a few last-minute bills, most legislation can now be viewed online at http://lis.virginia.gov/.
  
Later tonight, the Governor will offer his State of the Commonwealth address to the members of the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia. I encourage you to tune in via your local PBS station or view the speech online HERE

Throughout the session, I will provide weekly newsletters via email. The updates will include information about "hot topics" as well as details about the bills I am carrying. Each newsletter will afterward be posted on my website, www.brendapogge.com. A list of my legislation is available HERE.

Additionally, my 2017 Legislative Survey is available online. Please take a moment to share your input on these important issues. The survey is available on my website or by clicking HERE.
I want to hear from you!
If you would like to contact me about any legislative matter, please email DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov. Because I am currently working in Richmond, my phone number is 804-698-1096. As always, I welcome visitors! My office is located in Room 403 of the General Assembly Building in Richmond, and I hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,
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