Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Monday, September 28, 2009
Women for Deeds
Women came and went in Mary Bowers’ house Sunday afternoon. Not just for her cookies and punch but for some very frank discussion on women’s issues and politics.
Mayor David Bowers’ mother has been a lifelong Democrat and member of the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women. The event was moderated by Rachel Loskill staff member for Deeds Country. She had a copy of Republican candidate Bob McDonnell’s 20 year-old thesis. It was a hot topic that strayed from equal pay for equal work to the availability of contraceptives.
Mary Hatch (pictured bottom left) graduated from Georgetown in 1959 with a law degree. She served in the Navy and worked for 4 members of congress in Washington DC for six years. Hatch recounted a story about declining a chance to work for then Senator John F. Kennedy because his office was in the basement – the women let out an audible moan on that little tidbit.
Hatch then recounted her experience when learning that her male counterparts received a pay increase that was mysteriously absent from her paycheck. When she asked why she was slighted she was told that “she did not have a family to support” – again moans from the women in Bowers’ living room.
Standing: Mary Bowers, Gloria Clark, Millie Willis, Freeda Cathcart and seated is Mary Hatch, Betty Hosp, and myself at the end.
The Washington Post linked to this article saying:
And his campaign has begun holding those book clubs we told you about last week, including this one in Roanoke with the mother of Mayor David Bowers.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Tags: democrat, Elections, party_politics