Dear Xander and Alex,

When I first found out I was going to be a mom, I was so excited. I didn’t realize there would be two of you! But the joy that you have brought me over the almost four years of your lives is indescribable. Looking at you every morning when you wake up and putting you down to bed every evening are the best moments of my day.

I’m writing this letter to you because I know that one day I’m going to have to have a talk with you about what it’s like to grow up…


“What good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can’t afford to buy a hamburger?’’

This is the quote I’m thinking about today as we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. There is no doubt that the topic of racial justice has dominated the news over the last year. But as I read the headlines and watch the news, I can’t help but think back to Dr. King’s quote and the stories that don’t make it to the front page of the paper about impoverished Black Virginians. The woman working two or…


“First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.” -Thomas a Kempis

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

Health

  • Currently, 258,870 cases have been reported in Virginia.
  • COVIDWISE is an exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Housing Security


“Don’t let your yesterday take up too much of your today.” — Will Rogers

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

On November 15th, Governor Northam announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia:

  • All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 25 individuals, including outdoor and indoor settings.
  • All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces.
  • All essential retail businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, must adhere…

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” — Oprah Winfrey

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Governor Ralph Northam announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia. While the Commonwealth’s case count per capita and positivity rate remain comparatively low, all five health regions are experiencing increases in new COVID-19 cases, positive tests, and hospitalizations.

The following measures took effect on Sunday, November 15th:

Reduction in public…


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

Each year on Veterans Day, the nation pauses to thank the brave men and women who either have served or continue to serve our country. The sacrifices they make in service to the nation are immeasurable.

November is Native American Heritage Month. This month and every month, let us celebrate the rich and diverse cultures…


“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it, that’s the way we move forward.” — Michelle Obama

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

Tomorrow, November 3rd, is Election Day.

Governor Northam and the Virginia General Assembly have worked diligently to ensure public safety while protecting your right to vote. You may cast your vote on Tuesday, November 3rd until 7:00pm. Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification at the polls. …


“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it, that’s the way we move forward.” — Michelle Obama

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

The Virginia Department of Health reminds us to enjoy Halloween safely. You can protect yourself and family from COVID-19 by avoiding people who live outside of your household, wearing a cloth face covering in public settings, practicing frequent hand washing, and staying six feet apart from one another.

Health

  • Currently, 174,409 cases have been reported in Virginia.

“It is hard to beat a person that never gives up.” — Babe Ruth

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

Last week, Governor Northam announced that he was cleared by health officials to leave isolation and return to work. He thanked Virginians for their prayers and well-wishes as he and the First Lady recovered from COVID-19.

Today, the Governor announced that he has signed 16 new laws and proposed changes to five bills that will support the Commonwealth’s ongoing COVID-19 response…


“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain

This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:

Today, October 13th, is the last day to register to vote in Virginia for the November 2020 Election.

Governor Northam announced that Virginia is allocating $30 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to improve broadband access in underserved localities. …

Jennifer Carroll Foy

Democrat for Virginia Governor. Public defender, @VAHouse Delegate, twin mom. Petersburg Proud. #HailState (she/hers) www.jennifercarrollfoy.org

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