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Sen. Adam Ebbin Moves Senate to Adjourn Honoring Parkland Shooting Victims

February 15, 2019News Clip

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, in memory of the 17 students and teachers killed one year ago at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria), gave a moving statement before his colleagues. Ebbin, who serves as Co-Chair of the General Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Caucus spoke with passion about the numerous lives gun violence has taken, specifically school-related gun violence.

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SENATORS ADAM EBBIN AND BILL STANLEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATUTE TO INCLUDE THE TORTURE AND MURDER OF HOUSEHOLD PETS AS AN ACT OF COERCION AND ABUSE

January 29, 2019Press ReleaseBipartisan Bill would ratchet up penalty on animal abuse as an act of domestic violence

On Tuesday, January 8, Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin County) jointly filed SB 1276 to expand the current domestic violence statute to include the torture or murder of any pet animal with the intent to threaten, coerce, or terrorize a family or household member. 

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION CAUCUS RELEASES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

January 29, 2019Press ReleaseCo-Chairs Senator Ebbin and Delegate Murphy outline agenda including Universal Background Checks, Preventing Child Access to firearms, and prohibiting possession of guns by those who pose an extreme risk to themselves or others

The General Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Caucus today announce their three legislative priorities for the 2019 General Assembly Session including Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, and Child Access Prevention.

“An overwhelming majority of Virginians support these measures. This year our caucus is focused on targeting the areas that could save the most lives. Every ten hours a Virginian dies from gun violence, we simply don’t have time to waste” said Co-Chair Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria).

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Senator Ebbin Proposes Bill to Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use, Fund School Counselor Programs

January 29, 2019News Clip

At one point Wednesday as Sen. Adam Ebbin addressed the Senate Finance committee, he brought his closed fist to his mouth for a brief moment and continued speaking.

Wrapped inside the Alexandria senator’s fist was a Juul — one of several vaping products middle and high school students have been smoking at alarming rates.

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Senator Ebbin Introduces Ranked Choice Voting

January 22, 2019News Clip

RICHMOND (WMAL) — A new form of voting may start deciding local elections in Virginia, with a bill pending in the State Senate that would allow localities to allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference rather than just voting for one.

Its called ranked-choice voting — sometimes instant run-off voting — and advocates say that it creates greater consensus, preventing candidates winning without securing a true majority of votes.

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Virginia Senate Approves Two LGBT Non Discrimination Bills

January 22, 2019News ClipSenator Ebbin's bills to end discrimination in housing and public employment pass the Senate with strong bi-partisan support

The Virginia Senate on Friday passed two pieces of legislation that would ban discrimination in housing and public employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Both of the bills passed with bipartisan support. Senate Bill 1109, which would protect LGBT Virginians from discrimination in housing passed 33-7. Senate Bill 998, which would protect LGBT Virginians from discrimination in public employment, went through with a 28-12 vote.

State Sens. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) introduced SB 998 and SB 1109, respectively.

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Arlington Democrats Warn GOP to ‘Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way’ in New Legislative Session

January 22, 2019News Clip

After years facing powerful Republican majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, Arlington lawmakers are accustomed to harboring only modest ambitions for each legislative session.

But as legislators return to Richmond today (Wednesday), members of the county’s all-Democratic delegation say they’re ready to flex their muscles a bit over the new, 45-day session.

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A Back To School Rally in Alexandria Against Gun Violence

September 20, 2018News Clip

“Win for all your classmates who don’t feel safe. I’m confident in your victory,” Ebbin told the student protestors. “You will continue to face long days of canvassing and protesting, the heat, the cold, and the rain… And there will be adults and even elected officials who will dismiss your knowledge and dismiss your experience. You will face hostile resistance from the corporate gun lobby, who trade profits for lives. Here's how to win this fight, though. You register voters, vote, protest, keep moving forward. Together we will take back state legislatures and governorships from the NRA

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Commentary: A Successful Plea for Incentives

May 1, 2018News Clip

Governor Northam recently announced nominations of Opportunity Zones to the U.S. Department of Treasury — including Census Tracts along Route 1 that are being developed as part of the Embark process. Opportunity zones are revitalization tools that provide federal incentive for private investment in low-income census tracts.

Four of the selected sites were subjects of a joint letter submitted by state Sen. Adam Ebbin, state Sen. Scott Surovell, Del. Mark Sickles, and Del. Paul Krizek to Erik Johnston, the director of the Department of Housing & Community Development on Feb. 27 recommending the inclusion of sites along Rte. 1 in the Governor’s recommendations. Text of the letter follows:

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ANYTHING BUT: AFTER DEFEATING 69 GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION BILLS, HOUSE REPUBLICANS STYMIE DISCUSSION ON SCHOOL SAFETY BY IGNORING GUN VIOLENCE IN SELECT COMMITTEE

April 26, 2018Press ReleaseVirginia General Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Caucus Co-Chairs call for an honest and complete discussion on school safety, including gun access.

Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Co-Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus said “No other issue has had a more traumatic effect on our nation's institutions of learning. Republican House leadership claims this committee is a ‘bold and significant’ step. The facts show it is anything but.”

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