RICHMOND, VA—House Democratic Majority Leader Charniele Herring and House Democratic Caucus Chair Rip Sullivan released the following statement in response to Governor Ralph Northam’s 2021 State of the Commonwealth address:
“We are thrilled that the Governor is on the same page with us in building a better Virginia. He understands that we cannot move forward without addressing the pandemic and protecting Virginians. Keeping our residents and workers healthy — especially our frontline essential workers — is vital to getting our children back to school and rebuilding our economy stronger than ever.
“The House Democrats look forward to working with Gov. Northam this legislative session to improve the lives of all Virginians, regardless of gender, race and ethnicity, income, religion, political party, or where they live within the Commonwealth.
“Although we are dealing with unprecedented challenges, we can only get through this together. The Governor assured us tonight that he is standing there with us.”