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Newsletter Week of 4/20

Dear Friend,

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, I want to extend my warmest greetings to all of those celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak!

My Statement On The Grand Jury’s Decision Not To Indict The Police Officer Who Unjustly Killed Timothy Johnson At Tysons Corner Center In February:

ICYMI: Reconvene Session in Richmond

Last week, I returned to Richmond for the General Assembly's reconvened session. We dealt with budget issues, considered bills that the Governor returned with amendments, and voted to sustain or override the Governor's vetoes. We re-enrolled 61 bills, for a total of 799 bills and 1 Constitutional Amendment from the 2023 General Assembly Session. We voted on important issues like intoxicating hemp products, utility rates, and others. You can find a summary of those votes here, and a full list of the legislation we considered here.


Re-election

I am officially the Democratic nominee in the new 12th House District! Check here to see if you’re in the new 12th District. And, if you are able, please consider donating to my campaign to help me get re-elected. With a new district comes new communities to connect with. Every dollar counts and will go directly to support our efforts to reach new voters and get our message out. It has truly been an honor to serve our community and represent your voices these last few months and I hope you will send me back to Richmond to do it again! The link to donate is: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hollyseibold Thank you for your consideration!

Sierra Club Endorsement

I am proud to announce that the Virginia Sierra Club has endorsed my re-election campaign! Sierra Club is the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization. There are over 20,000 Virginia members that coordinate action to promote climate solutions & oppose policies that put the interests of polluters above the needs of communities.


Women & Politics Podcast

I loved chatting with Sheri Shannon from the Women & Politics podcast last week! Check out the podcast and listen to archived shows with Sheri and Carol Olson at: https://womenpoliticsva.blog.


Dr. King's Letter from the Birmingham Jail

On the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Letter from the Birmingham Jail, my kids & I had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Willie King, who transcribed the letter which was written on newspaper edges, napkins, toilet paper, and whatever scraps of paper that Dr. King could find to write on.


We also had the opportunity to hear from faith leaders across the region who called for Racial Justice in the wake of another police shooting. Thank you Pastor Vernon Walton and First Baptist Church of Vienna for this beautiful opportunity to put words into action, just as MLK taught us.


FCPS Community Meeting on Fentanyl

From FCPS: Opioid overdoses are on the rise across the country, including in Fairfax County. Most fatal overdoses in Fairfax County in recent years involved fentanyl. Last month, FCPS hosted a conversation on the dangers of fentanyl. During this impactful event, audience members heard testimonials from individuals affected by the opioid epidemic, and learned facts from medical experts and law enforcement representatives. The conversation will continue on Monday, April 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Woodson High School. FCPS principals and staff will share what is happening in our schools, and give updates on the work to educate our students and prevent substance misuse. Transportation will be available from select schools throughout the county. View the registration page for details. Visit FCPS' Opioid Awareness webpage for more information. Visit the Fairfax County Government webpage on opioids for ways to take action and get help for yourself or loved ones. FCDC Endorsement Caucus

Democrats in Fairfax: Please be sure to register here to vote in the 2023 Endorsement Caucus for School Board! The deadline is May 5th, so please don’t wait! CD 11 Democrats Brunch

I had the privilege of celebrating Robert Young & Leslie Houston at the CD11 brunch last weekend. Both had such inspiring stories about their journey to advocacy! We need more Bobbys & Leslies in this world! It was also great to see fellow members & hear from our great Congressman Gerry Connolly!


Shepherds Center of NOVA

Shepherds Center of NOVA supports independent living for seniors through transportation assistance, learning opportunities & much more. I enjoyed attending their volunteer appreciation lunch today! Please support this excellent org by volunteering today: http://scnova.org


Vienna Mayor Colbert's Volunteer Reception

Congratulations to all the volunteers recognized tonight at the Mayor’s Town of Vienna Annual Volunteer Reception! A special shout out to owner Tim Fricker and Bikes@Vienna for being honored with the community business award. Need a bike? Support local! https://bikesatvienna.com


Congressman Gerry Connolly's Earth Day & Inflation Reduction Act Roundtable:

Sign up HERE!


Congressional Art Competition! The Annual Congressional Art Competition provides Members of Congress with the unique opportunity to showcase the artistic creativity and talent of high school students from across the United States.

Congressman Gerry Connolly is hosting the competition for all high school students who are residents of the 11th Congressional District regardless of where they attend school; public, private and home-schooled students. Due to space limitations, students may not submit more than two pieces of art.

All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. The exhibit will be open to the public from May 5, 2023 to May 21, 2023.

Learn more here.


Help Save Our Trees!

Do you want to help save our trees and our tree canopy against invasive vines? Join a group of dedicated community members as they take on invasive vines on Saturday, April 29th at 10am at the parking lot on Cedar Lane and W&OD trail. You can sign up HERE.

Constituent Meetings My office had the pleasure of attending a number of meetings this week with constituents on issues ranging from taxes to invasive vines to health care.

If you would like to meet with us or organize an introduction to your group, please reach out to our office! ICYMI: End of Session Debrief

In case you missed it, I hosted an End of Session Debrief with Senator Chap Petersen and Vienna Mayor Linda Colbert. If you want to view the full slideshow, click here. Community Input What do you value the most in public spaces? Residents and non-residents of the Town of Vienna can provide input on what the town should do with the former Faith Baptist Church location.

Contact Me If my office can be of any service to you, please send an email to delhseibold@house.virginia.gov or call us at 804-698-1035. Please make sure to also follow us on social media to receive updates throughout the year!

With Gratitude,

Holly Seibold Delegate, 35th District www.HollySeibold.com Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

To learn more about Holly, visit hollyseibold.com Holly Seibold for Delegate PO Box 2304 ​Vienna, VA 22183

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