Virginia Legislative Black Caucus

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The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is an American political organization composed of African Americans elected to the Virginia General Assembly.

Priorities[edit]

The No. 1 budget priority is continuing to fund a proton beam cancer center at Hampton University. The $200 million project, which focuses on using proton beams to shrink tumors, is under construction.

Other priorities include establishing a 36 percent interest rate cap on payday loans, expanding pre-kindergarten education programs, reforming the mental health system and allowing low-income working Virginians to purchase health insurance through a state program.[1]

History[edit]

Current membership[edit]

List of officers:[2]

District Officers Position
89 (House) Kenneth Cooper Alexander chair
2 (Senate) Mamie Locke Secretary

Members[edit]

  • Virginia State Sen. Mamie Locke (D-2nd) Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, and Suffolk
  • Virginia State Sen. Louise Lucas (D-18th) Emporia, Greensville, Nottoway, and Sussex. Part of Brunswick, Chesapeake, Franklin City, Isle of Wight, Lunenburg, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Suffolk
  • Virginia State Sen. A. Donald McEachin (D-9th) Charles City. Part of Henrico and Richmond City
  • Virginia State Sen. Henry L. Marsh (D-16th) Dinwiddie and Petersburg. Part of Chesterfield, Hopewell, Prince George, and Richmond City
  • Virginia State Sen. Yvonne B. Miller (D-5th) Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Paige, Vivian. "Black Caucus releases its legislative agenda". blognetNews:Virginia. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Members". Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. Retrieved 2008-04-30. [dead link]
  3. ^ Black Democrats make case for Obama, Clinton