Thursday, March 23, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system.
House Bill 1400
Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1400, which would create a new executive branch agency known as the Virginia Virtual School. This entity, governed by an independent policy board, would facilitate the provision of full-time, online education programs for students throughout Virginia.
This bill is virtually identical to HB 8 (2016). The Office of the Attorney General advised that HB 8 was unconstitutional; consequently, I vetoed it.
In establishing the Virginia Virtual School outside of the jurisdiction of the Board of Education, and
Logging on with a temporary ID and password provided to the press revealed a network similar to facebook. McDonnell Action was launched to bring supporters throughout the state together.
RICHMOND – The gubernatorial campaign of Bob McDonnell announced today the launch of its own social network, McDonnell Action. The network will be a vital component in spreading Bob McDonnell’s positive message of new jobs and more opportunities across the Commonwealth.
McDonnell Action allows users to interact, form groups, post blogs, photos and video from the campaign trail and to stay informed and active on behalf of McDonnell 24-7. It will combine the use of mobile technology, social media and online communications and will be integrated throughout the entire campaign.
Speaking about the launch of McDonnell Action, McDonnell for Governor Press Secretary, Crystal Cameron noted, “Today’s launch is yet another step in our continued effort to make this the most technologically adept campaign in Virginia political history.”
McDonnell grassroots supporters have been the heart and soul of this campaign, and McDonnell Action will increase the opportunities for them to organize others in support of Bob McDonnell for Governor.
McDonnell Action uses Ning, a create-your-own social networking application.
To visit the McDonnell Action site please visit: action.bobmcdonnell.com
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
Tags: election2009, governor, republican