VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Following Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s call for legislators to finish the budget, Freedom Virginia will host a mobile billboard tour in five localities around Virginia calling for legislators to make investments in Virginia communities instead of giving tax handouts to big corporations and the wealthiest Virginians.
This week, Gov. Youngkin called for a special session on the budget, which could happen in June or July. Legislators will make a simple choice: adopt the Senate budget and give $1 billion to our public schools or adopt Governor Youngkin and House Republicans’ budget, which contains $1 billion in tax cuts, mostly for corporations and the richest Virginians.
The “Show Us Your Values” tour will call on legislators to show that they value Virginia families above corporate handouts. The tour kicks off on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Virginia Beach. Other stops will include Loudoun County, Henrico County, Newport News and Harrisonburg.
Virginia House Democratic Leader Don Scott, Senator Lamont Bagby, and Senator Aaron Rouse will join Virginia Education Association Vice President Carol Bauer in Virginia Beach to call on Governor Youngkin and budget drafters to prioritize Virginia children and their education.
Investing in our public schools would mean an additional $29.5 million for Virginia Beach students. That money would fund 424 new staff positions to help our children, including 337 support staff positions. It would also allow for tens of millions for teacher raises and other priorities.
Virginia House Democratic Leader Don Scott
Senator Lamont Bagby (D-Henrico)
Senator Aaron Rouse (D-Virginia Beach)
Virginia Education Association Vice President Carol Bauer
WHAT: ‘Show Us Your Values’ tour kickoff with General Assembly Members and local leaders calling for greater investments in school funding.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
965 Baker Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
WHEN: Tues. June 6, 2023 at 11 a.m.
RSVP: Press should RSVP to BGODFREY@freedomva.org.