Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement celebrating Women’s History Month:
“This month, we celebrate and honor the many remarkable women who have made countless contributions to our nation throughout our history. Republican women like Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) lamented the Biden Administration’s suppression of domestic energy production — even as the Administration continues to allow the importation of oil and gas from Russia.
“It is astounding that we are buying 600,000 barrels of oil and gas a day from Russia,” Blackburn said. “This Administration, because of killing the Keystone Pipeline and locking down the energy sector, they are funding Putin’s war.”
Luke Rosiak, the Fairfax-based reporter for the Daily Wire who broke the Loudoun bathroom rape story that helped swing the Virginia gubernatorial election, has authored a national book on the problems of K-12 schools, titled Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education.
Fairfax County Public Schools serve a recurring role in the book as poster child for all that is wrong with America’s K-12 establishment, from the marginalization of parents, the union-induced school closures, the politicization of curriculum, and the war on rigorous academics.
Governor Glenn Youngkin today called for decisive action in support of Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion. The Governor directed an immediate review of state procurement of any and all goods and services involving Russian companies, called for Virginia Mayors to terminate sister-city partnerships with Russian cities, and urged the Virginia Retirement System and university endowments to divest any Russian holdings immediately.
At the February 22nd Board meeting, the County Executive presented the FY 2023 Advertised Budget which includes a 9.5 percent increase in taxes paid by the average homeowner – with many across the County seeing increases much higher.
If approved as is, it will be the most significant tax increase since 2006 when Gerry Connolly was Chairman during the period when real estate taxes on the average homeowner doubled from $2407.27 in 2000 to $4830.42 in 2008. This increase comes despite the advertised budget holding the tax rate flat at $1.14 per $100 of assessed value due to higher assessments.
Today, a federal judge ruled that Fairfax County school officials violated the law by changing admissions requirements at the nation’s top public school to deliberately reduce the number of Asian-American students enrolled.
Last March, a coalition of parents, students, alumni, and community members filed a lawsuit challenging admissions changes at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ).
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin joined WMAL’s O’Connor and Company on Thursday to discuss his latest efforts to empower parents with choices with respect to their children’s education, upbringing, and care. “What we saw yesterday was a bipartisan bill that reaffirmed parents’ rights to make these decisions,” Youngkin said. “If parents want their child to wear a mask, then their child can wear a mask; if they want their child not to wear a mask … they shouldn’t have to wear a mask.”
Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced his administration is seeking applications for individuals to participate on the Commission on Human Trafficking Prevention and Survivor Support.
“My administration is committed to ending the scourge of human trafficking in Virginia, which is why I signed Executive Order Number Seven to establish this Commission on my first day in Office. I look forward to reviewing the recommendations from the Commission as we work to make Virginia safer,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.
Legendary math teacher Vern Williams recently discussed current trends and controversies in K-12 education, with Fairfax GOP Vice Chairman for Strategy and Engagement Srilekha Palle.
Williams advocates teaching what he calls “real math,” not “fuzzy math.” Twice honored by the Mathematics Association of America for distinguished teaching, Williams additionally served on the National Advisory Mathematics Advisory Panel during the George W. Bush Administration.
The 2022 Fairfax GOP Convention will be held on Saturday, March 26, at the Country Club of Fairfax (5110 Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030).
At the biennial convention, delegates will vote to elect a chairman of the Fairfax GOP; elect delegates for the 8th, 10th & 11th Congressional District Conventions; and confirm new Fairfax GOP members.
The filing deadline to be a delegate for the biennial Fairfax GOP Convention is Saturday, February 26, at 12 noon.
Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced his administration is seeking applications for individuals to participate on the Commission to Combat Antisemitism.
“Every Virginian deserves the protection of the law, and this commission will chart a course for our Commonwealth that leaves antisemitism in the past. Our Jewish friends and neighbors must know that we stand with them against the tide of hate and discrimination. I sincerely look forward to working with the passionate people selected for this commission on charting this new course so that everyone is respected regardless of their identity, color or creed,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.
The State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) and N2 America launched “Childhood” — the third ad of a six-figure “Let Kids Learn” national ad campaign yesterday. The new television spot is airing in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C. on programs like Good Morning America and the View.
The ad highlights the hypocrisy of liberal leaders who stand by as their teachers’ union benefactors keep kids out of the classroom and fully masked, robbing them of key childhood experiences and development.