Tell Sen. Glen Sturtevant to Support School Funding and Healthcare Expansion in Virginia
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RVA Residents - please take a moment today to sign this petition and call Senator Sturtevant and ask him to support the Medicaid expansion - 804.698.7510.
We have the opportunity to increase access to healthcare for 400,000 Virginians AND use the additional federal money to allocate more money to schools. The Virginia Education Association estimates the expansion would allocate $169 million more to VA public schools and $2.4M more to RPS!
As Senate Republicans like Frank Wagner and Emmett Hanger have voiced their support for a commonsense approach to healthcare expansion, we must hold our own local officials accountable.
Republican Senator Glen Sturtevant promised to govern as a moderate, like Sen. John Watkins who came before him. He also promised to advocate for our schools, but has not indicated his support for the House budget which would mean millions of additional dollars for RPS.
As a Richmond City School Board member, I see every day what the lack of funds for our schools does to our kids in RPS. We've also asked teachers to make far less than they deserve, supply their own classroom materials, and to teach in substandard facilities. As our Senator Glen Sturtevant holds the power the to make a positive impact for our kids and teachers, and he needs to hear from us now.
Please sign this petition and let Sen. Sturtevant know that you care about his vote on the budget, and that he needs to vote for the additional funding for healthcare expansion and our local education system. This is an incredibly consequential vote as thousands of families in RVA and around the Commonwealth are counting on him to do the right thing.
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