Contact Ben Cline (804) 698-1024 to oppose this proposed constitutional amendment!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/gop-legislature-moves-to-wrest-regulatory-power-from-va-governor/2017/02/07/368dac82-ecc4-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html?hpid=hp_local-news_vacrossover-614pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.098067e52ac7

The right wing has taken control of the Virginia legislature by gerrymandering. Now, they’re reaching out to take control of the executive branch as well.

Here are possible talking points:

  1. The bill was proposed by proposed by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Fauquier). It was pitched as a means of reigning in regulatory overreach, but it’s really allowing legislative overreach.
  2. We need a balanced government with checks and balances between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
  3. This would give too much control to the legislative branch.
  4. The governor was elected–taking away his powers is ignoring the will of the people of Virginia.
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