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Jennifer McClellan To Be First Black Woman To Represent Virginia in Congress

Jennifer McClellan

Graham Moomaw, Virginia Mercury State Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, defeated Republican pastor Leon Benjamin in Tuesday’s special election for a Richmond-centered seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a victory that will make her Virginia’s first Black congresswoman. McClellan, a corporate attorney who has championed progressive causes like abortion access …

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Virginia Governor Northam Signs State Voting Rights Act

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today announced he has approved the landmark Voting Rights Act of Virginia. Virginia is the first state in the nation to enact its own version of a voting rights act. The legislation provides comprehensive protections against voter suppression, discrimination, or intimidation. The bill, sponsored by Jennifer McClellan in …

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