An apology is in order for a period missing from the website address for yesterday’s virtual Townhall Community meeting. A period was needed between global and to on the address. However, the positive news is, people were still able to attend the meeting by using the phone number.
Delegate Sam Rasoul was the guest speaker for the meeting yesterday. He was very informative and provided us with a lot of information. After listening to him, you can appreciate why he received The Roanoker Magazine Platinum Award for “Government Person Who Gets It”. This is evidenced by the fact that during the 2020 General Assembly session when House Bill 1038 initially was voted down by the subcommittee, he fought for a week to get the bill reheard and succeeded. The bill passed the subcommittee, the committee, and the first reading on the floor.
Part of his bio includes “He has a passion for identifying common struggles we all share, and bringing people together to fight for the common good. From speaking out against fracked gas pipelines we don’t need, to voting against ratepayer ripoffs, Sam has been showing up for communities across Virginia fighting for justice.” Unfortunately, this coming General Assembly session, all lawmakers will be limited with how many bills they can submit for consideration – right now the limit is seven. CCLA asked and we will follow what bills he is proposing and help wherever we can with them, especially those related to protecting our environment.
Delegate Rasoul was elected to this position in 2014. He just announced last month his latest endeavor – he is campaigning for the position of Lieutenant Governor in the next election. Here is wishing him the best in this endeavor.
Thank you, Delegate Rasoul for speaking at the CCLA meeting and for your support.
Need a Last Minute Gift
CCLA has the answer – a Don’t Trash VA t-shirt. The shirts are $12 for small through x-large and $13 for larger sizes. Just send an e-mail to NoMegaLandfill@LoveCentralVA.com or call 804-308-5748.
CCLA appreciates everyone’s support in preventing the proposed landfill from becoming a reality in Cumberland County. We are not only fighting to prevent this, but also fighting to protect our environment – it is the only one we have and we must protect it. THANK YOU!!!!