Freedom Virginia Announces ‘2023 Affordability Scorecard’

10 Legislators Named as ‘Affordability Champions;  19 Named As ‘Affordability Allies’

Freedom Virginia will run mail and digital campaigns highlighting Affordability Champions

RICHMOND, Va. — Freedom Virginia — a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to building a Commonwealth where all families have the financial freedom to thrive — today announced the results of their 2023 Affordability Scorecard. This session, Freedom Virginia tracked votes on a host of bills impacting Virginians’ economic security, including healthcare, energy, housing, taxes, and paid leave.

Priority legislation in this analysis includes  HB 1596/SB 957 (establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board), HB 1604/SB 1321 (lower energy costs and end price gouging), HB 2035 /SB 1101 (establish paid family and medical leave), SB 1141/SB 839 (making housing more affordable) and others. The full list of bills and analysis can be found here.

Virginians deserve to know what votes their legislators took this session when it comes to lowering costs for all Virginians. For this reason, Freedom Virginia will run a mail and digital program to acknowledge champion legislators for their support of the organization’s policy agenda.

Below are the members Freedom Virginia is highlighting as champions and allies of the cause:

Affordability Champions
Senator Jennifer B. Boysko
Senator Creigh Deeds
Senator Bill Stanley
Senator Jeremy McPike
Senator J. Chapman Petersen
Delegate Nadarius Clark
Delegate Karrie K. Delaney
Delegate Marcia Price
Delegate R. Lee Ware
Delegate Rodney T. Willett

Affordability Allies
Senator Ghazala Hashmi
Senator Scott Surovell
Leader Don Scott
Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
Delegate Jackie Glass
Delegate Clint Jenkins
Delegate Kaye Kory
Delegate Michelle Maldonado
Delegate Irene Shin
Delegate Marcus Simon
Delegate Angelia Williams-Graves
Delegate Dawn Adams
Delegate Wendy Gooditis
Delegate Elizabeth Guzman
Delegate Sally Hudson
Delegate Candi Mundon King
Delegate Sam Rasoul
Delegate Suhas Subramanyam
Delegate Rip Sullivan

“During this moment of economic uncertainty, Virginians deserve to know who’s on their side to lower the cost of everyday life,” said Rhena Hicks, executive director of Freedom Virginia. “This Affordability Scorecard will help Virginians know who is on their side when it comes to reducing the price of prescription drugs, increasing the supply of affordable housing, and expanding access to paid family and medical leave. We are proud to be supporting these ten Affordability Champions with paid media in their districts.”

Brigid Godfrey

Brigid Godfrey

Communications Director

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