Pulling Virginia out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the extremely successful and popular greenhouse gas reduction collaboration between several Eastern Seaboard states. DCist, 10/6/22. Please submit a comment on the Virginia Townhall website opposing the repeal. The Sierra Club Virginia Chapter has a very informative talking points document, but don’t copy their comments exactly; better to make your own unique comment!
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has introduced draft guidelines that would prohibit teachers from using a transgender student’s name of choice or affirming the student’s gender without explicit parental approval, and would require teachers to report transgender students to parents even if those students are not ready or able to discuss it with their parents. Students across the state have fought back against this governmental meddling with peaceful demonstrations, e.g. the 9/27 coordinated walkouts by thousands of Virginia students. Please submit a comment on the Virginia Townhall website opposing these guidelines, which would make life miserable for many transgender students across the state.
The Youngkin Administration is trying to push through two horrificly bad policy changes, and the public comment periods for both end Wednesday 10/26: