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Official account for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

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I am grateful that this Executive Order stands, and that it will help ensure the safety of all Virginians on Monday… https://t.co/NIMgqAb240
1/18
2020
At @VAUnion1865's annual Community Leaders Breakfast today honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., I spoke about his… https://t.co/3tR0BosAtv
1/17
2020
This is the right decision. I took this action to protect Virginians from credible threats of violence. These threa… https://t.co/yU7w9QOONM
1/16
2020
For more information about the steps we're taking to keep the public safe in light of credible threats of violence… https://t.co/oYn9Rhx9kzWe support citizens’ rights to peacefully protest and express their views to their elected officials. But we must a… https://t.co/tuNCjNXxqLBased on these threats, I am declaring a state of emergency in Richmond from Friday evening until Tuesday evening.… https://t.co/ZjVk8NsmYHThis intelligence suggests militia groups and hate groups, some from out of state, plan to come to the Capitol to d… https://t.co/xVV1W5XiJ4We have received credible intelligence from our law enforcement agencies of threats of violence surrounding the dem… https://t.co/WkqhRxfgboVirginia has made history—with today's votes in the General Assembly, our Commonwealth becomes the 38th and final s… https://t.co/pIe0ZEuPKH
1/15
2020
We've issued more than ONE MILLION #REALID credentials to Virginians! Have you gotten yours yet? Apply for your R… https://t.co/1zCOxF0u1O
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1/14
2020
For the first time in decades, commonsense gun safety measures are finally advancing in the Virginia legislature. T… https://t.co/qkbN1qy305Pam and I send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, of Newport News… https://t.co/Sn00j4P4te
1/13
2020
Northam's G3 plan would offer tuition-free college for high-demand fields like healthcare, early childhood educatio… https://t.co/2lgx0L8Kw8
Retweeted by Ralph Northam"Confederate monuments tell a particular version of history that doesn't include everyone. In Virginia, that versio… https://t.co/MK7rk8DNK8
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1/10
2020
I’m outlining my agenda to advance to historic justice and equity in our Commonwealth—these proposals will help us… https://t.co/8vrDehucXWWe’ve got a lot to do for the people of Virginia. And when we do it right, treating each other with respect and dec… https://t.co/BVrVfyejgRTonight, I’ve presented an agenda that is different from every previous General Assembly session. It’s a lot bolder… https://t.co/qCzogY8c7BWe all represent everyone who lives in this great Commonwealth. Whether we know them, or whether we like them. It c… https://t.co/bOIV2ulXStVirginians spoke in November, and they expect votes and laws to make Virginia safer. Let’s have an honest conversat… https://t.co/40QLQztTADGun violence takes the lives of more than 1,000 Virginians every year—three people every day. Virginians have had e… https://t.co/GD5BQPoOylThis means decriminalizing marijuana possession—and clearing the records of people who’ve gotten in trouble for it.… https://t.co/RzEtu2E8R0We need to take an honest look at our criminal justice system, to make sure we’re treating people fairly—and using… https://t.co/BHSRo9iZeCWe need to let localities decide what to do with the Confederate monuments in their community. They know the right thing to do. #SOTCIn recent years, Virginia has steadily added more restrictions on voting. This infringes on our most basic civil ri… https://t.co/BdRDrB0FFqIt’s time to remove the overtly discriminatory language from Virginia's books. Then, we will pass comprehensive pro… https://t.co/B2CHZDhL8mBasic fairness and equity are the foundation of our legislative agenda for this session. If we are going to move fo… https://t.co/QHDG5F2Kl1If you believe in clean energy, if you want to see American manufacturing jobs right here in Virginia, jobs that wi… https://t.co/DuzUvlwkodWe're leading by example. Last fall, we signed the country’s largest contract to buy renewable energy to power stat… https://t.co/rhrt9JXglFI’ve seen how fragile our natural resources can be. I’ve seen over and over again how a clean environment and a str… https://t.co/CLGBSnebNvIt’s time to end the laws that restrict a woman’s right to direct her own health care. They’re not about health car… https://t.co/zp1Kcz69ycDo you want more behavioral health care and community services? Do you want military service members and veterans t… https://t.co/xddkbPVSbGI ask you to pass the healthcare equity budget I sent you last month—Do you want to see new mothers get more home v… https://t.co/vW9HdBbUO1Her physical health improved. Her mental health improved. The fear is gone. She’s working. She’s learning new thing… https://t.co/O6UFf9xZLCThen, three years ago, she got a place to live. A group called @vshousing helped her find it. They demonstrate that… https://t.co/d1yIRMc5YmIt changes everything when you have a safe place to come home to every night. I saw that recently, when I met Karen… https://t.co/cM1u2E1z9wWe’re also increasing funding for Virginia’s two public historically black colleges and universities. They play a c… https://t.co/jp5pUNGZg6We are increasing funding to make public colleges more affordable. We are increasing the Tuition Assistance Grants… https://t.co/5MsjzKvUzaI’m sending you a proposal to help people “Get Skilled, Get a Job, and Give Back.” We call it “G3.” If you need hel… https://t.co/rrDhbHIW73We need to invest in our K-12 public schools—with teacher raises, more guidance counselors, and extra funds for hig… https://t.co/A2IYfF3gnCI’m grateful to @FirstLadyVA for bringing together the early childhood community—parents, providers, the business c… https://t.co/9y52YIwOq5Broadband has become an economic necessity for business, for education, for healthcare, and for everyday life. I’ve… https://t.co/Rz6kQF0p1rBut just because you have a job doesn’t always mean you can survive on it. The people who are building our economy… https://t.co/BtyNqZ4uHDOur economic climate has brought Virginia one of the country’s lowest unemployment rates, at 2.6%. It’s rarely been… https://t.co/0LVo9u9dH2We serve the people, and they have been clear: They expect us to face Virginia’s modern challenges and to lead the… https://t.co/YwUhqQBJQbIt’s a proud moment to look out and see a General Assembly that reflects, more than ever, the Virginia we see every… https://t.co/ynEuhem3SY
1/9
2020
I’m proud of everything we’ve done to move Virginia forward over the past year, but there’s still important work ah… https://t.co/VdipNNI4UUFrom preserving land to restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay and increasing energy efficiency, we're stepping… https://t.co/z77k2K2QSiFor the 4th year in a row, Virginia has the lowest recidivism rate in the nation—a strong testament to our successf… https://t.co/G7VwntgbtRMedicaid expansion has provided health coverage to hundreds of thousands of Virginians, but we need to do more to m… https://t.co/RkC83qbKmhWe’re better supporting our public school teachers and increasing access to a world-class education for every child… https://t.co/aXexuIw8qI.@FirstLadyVA continues to be a critical partner in our efforts to ensure every child has an equal opportunity to b… https://t.co/Wffrq3tSpgOver the past year, we’ve worked hard to make the Commonwealth more welcoming, equitable, and representative of all… https://t.co/BRCLGiD7IVWe’ve increased capacity at @PortofVirginia, we’re transforming our rail system, and we're making roads and transit… https://t.co/hgthN1mXcoVirginia was named the best state in which to do business by @CNBC—that’s because we’ve worked to diversify our eco… https://t.co/ILPhvSdN8TBefore I give my annual update on the state of our Commonwealth tonight, I want to highlight the progress we’ve mad… https://t.co/zpng7foSK0History is being made in Virginia today as @EFillerCorn is sworn in as the first female Speaker of the House, and w… https://t.co/yfmJrKIcz8This morning, I joined legislators and religious leaders at the annual Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast to share a mes… https://t.co/nYBdMdsqjh
1/8
2020
“Voting is a fundamental right… By making it easier—not harder—to vote, these proposals will ensure we are building… https://t.co/ZsF3IwsVBz
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamI'm joining House and Senate leaders @EFillerCorn, @DickSaslaw, @C_Herring, and @SenatorLocke this morning to annou… https://t.co/8QqlEE4QoU
1/7
2020
Voting is a fundamental right. That's why I'm proposing legislation to expand early voting and make Election Day a… https://t.co/9z6I5nRGKTThis morning, I'm sharing my legislative proposals to expand voting rights and remove barriers to the ballot box in… https://t.co/8G5JM8VOrW
1/6
2020
When the legislative session starts next week, I'll be pushing to combat mass incarceration, reform parole, decrimi… https://t.co/NbaRtz7EVjI'm outlining my bold agenda to reform our criminal justice system in Virginia. Watch here: https://t.co/SNdePsaKTG
1/3
2020
Virginia Gov. Northam says he will push for legislation to replace the Robert E. Lee statue housed in the US Capitol https://t.co/0odx2glCGU
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamVirginians with disabilities will have more access to quality employment and educational opportunities under two ex… https://t.co/EWa1wxVSqK
1/2
2019
Over the last few weeks, we’ve worked to restore civil rights to +2,500 people who have repaid their debt to societ… https://t.co/QaDzPpQwm7Happy almost New Year, Virginia! Please remember to celebrate responsibly tonight—designate a sober driver, call a… https://t.co/iK202Au96Z
12/31
2019
Pam and I are horrified by the anti-Semitic domestic terrorism in New York last night. Our hearts are with the Jewi… https://t.co/UToeW5t90y
12/29
2019
.@FirstLadyVA and I wish Virginians all across our Commonwealth a peaceful and joyous holiday. From our family to y… https://t.co/SsbpKWXdQdGovernor Ralph Northam recently announced a new agreement to expand Virginia’s rail lines along the Richmond-to-Was… https://t.co/6DtMtfIaaZ
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12/24
2019
Tonight, as the Jewish community across Virginia gathers with family and friends to begin the eight day celebration… https://t.co/DV6OLRNwSfMy thoughts are with all involved in the multi-vehicle accident near Williamsburg this morning. Grateful for the em… https://t.co/O8klB0xOm1State police and emergency personnel are on the scene at a major accident on I-64. Please avoid the area, use cauti… https://t.co/UEtPVJSTmA
12/22
2019
Women are changing the world with science...now that is beautiful! Congrats to @MissAmericaVA #MissAmerica 🔗 https://t.co/KxPbDUdvX6
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12/20
2019
“This is an opportunity to relieve congestion,” ⁦@GovernorVA⁩ said, announcing $3.7B plan to expand Long Bridge and… https://t.co/ngX7R3P2J0
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamNortham: This is a once in a generation opportunity to make rail system work better for everyone in Virginia and wh… https://t.co/Z0oPLV0mjJ
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamI'm in Arlington to make a major announcement about the future of the Commonwealth's rail system with @VirginiaDRPThttps://t.co/K06HiKM8BHGov. Northam to modernize lighting on Va. roadways - https://t.co/EWSmCUoeHj
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12/19
2019
Lost in all the budget announcements today was a historic investment in public defenders, #criminaljusticereform, a… https://t.co/g0yZO1QvEJ
Retweeted by Ralph Northam🚨IMPORTANT🚨 Open Enrollment for the Federal Marketplace has been extended to 3am ET Wednesday, December 18! There’… https://t.co/tlqueoSDr9
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamWe’re beaming about the #earlylearning proposals included in @GovernorVA budget. Read more here… https://t.co/7LbJfSgFOV
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamHere's a quick look at some of the odds and ends in the budget Northam presented to lawmakers this morning https://t.co/lxqZATJ4gn
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamGreat to hear the proposed Virginia budget for 2020-2022 includes a 3 percent pay raise for teachers and support st… https://t.co/ORQ555yuLp
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamThe Virginia Legislative Black Caucus’ Advocacy Results in Equity Initiatives and Investments in @GovernorVA’s Pro… https://t.co/yEAM1iLjEv
Retweeted by Ralph Northam.@GovernorVA says his budget will include new money for museums and highway markers dedicated to African-American h… https://t.co/GPzAajwZSr
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamIn a crowded room at the capitol Gov. Northam is outlining his spending plan. The first big picture look at what he… https://t.co/XhaAC91qJP
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamI'm ready to work with anyone who wants to continue building a Virginia that is welcoming and inclusive, and that t… https://t.co/M1tjAlrwbwThis is the last legislative meeting that Delegate Chris Jones is presiding over as outgoing chair of ⁦@VaHouse⁩ Ap… https://t.co/m9661BTPkl
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamThis morning I'm presenting the most progressive budget in Virginia's history, which makes key investments while ma… https://t.co/iZKrsS6pmTVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposes nearly $300 million in new spending for the state’s two public historically bl… https://t.co/5wMF4HAEET
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12/17
2019
TODAY VA Governor proposed $99 million towards NEW SCHOOL COUNSELING POSITIONS in Virginia. Thank you @GovernorVAhttps://t.co/GuyIgcgcxm
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamGovernor Northam's proposed budget expenditures on education are excellent! Our students deserve to have the best e… https://t.co/hdTAcqfKXb
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamI am thrilled to see this proposal from @GovernorVA to dramatically increase the “At-Risk Add-On.” With 61% of Ale… https://t.co/WhnFAtX34N
Retweeted by Ralph NorthamEvery child in Virginia should have access to a world-class education. That's why I'm proposing $1.2 billion in new… https://t.co/CyaBtLs3E2I'm at Huguenot High School this morning to talk about my budget proposals for our K-12 schools. Tune in now: https://t.co/SNdePsaKTG
12/16
2019
⏰ Virginia, there’s still time to #GetCovered for 2020! ⏰ This Sunday, December 15 is the last day to sign up for h… https://t.co/K5gWmNndvoI'm proposing $92 million in new funding to increase access to affordable housing and reduce eviction rates across… https://t.co/GzuCBqDY6lWe're making historic investments to ensure Virginia meets the demand for affordable housing throughout our Commonw… https://t.co/inP514y5lQCongratulations @RocketLab and @Virginia_Space—Virginia is proud to be the home of this new launch facility. 🚀 https://t.co/g2P3hv8JoM
12/13
2019
📢 BIG NEWS: We’re proposing tuition-free community college for low- and middle-income students who pursue jobs in h… https://t.co/SCJPqGGsk9
12/12
2019

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