Yesterday, Tag Greason followed his Republican majority in the General Assembly and voted “No” on accepting money to extend health-care for 400,000 Virginians. This is money that would HELP CLOSE our budget shortfall, because it would go to VIRGINIA businesses: hospitals; doctors; pharmacies; medical supply companies. It is money that could have kept people from losing their homes, money that could have kept food on their children’s tables. And, as you probably already know, this is also money WE’VE ALREADY PAID as U.S. citizens.
As if refusing our own tax money back for Virginia weren’t bad enough, Tag Greason then voted to waste even more of our tax dollars – yours and mine – on John Boehner-style lawsuits to fight Attorney General Mark Herring and continue to try to deny our family, friends, and neighbors the ability to marry whomever they love. This is a complete waste of taxpayer dollars.
The common theme? It isn’t just about fiscal irresponsibility. It isn’t just about wasteful spending. Tag Greason is beholden to the Tea Party. What he cares about is denying couples the freedom to marry and preventing access to healthcare.
That is not what voters in Algonkian, Ashburn, Broadlands, Lansdowne, Leesburg, and Sterling want from their Delegate. What I’ve heard from you, what I believe myself, is that we want our Commonwealth to be a place where all can succeed. A place that allows everyone to have the same opportunities to find happiness. A place where families are not one illness away from bankruptcy.
Last year, we came very close to replacing Tag Greason and with your help we can win this time. I have set an ambitious goal for the end of the year and I’m already more than half-way there! We believe that getting started early this time will make all the difference. Because of that, it would mean so much to me if you could support my campaign today with a contribution of $1000, $500, $250, $101, or any amount you feel comfortable with.
I know that with your early help, we can win next year and send a message that compassion and common sense are what we want from government.
Thank you so much for your support.