Consequences of One Party Rule in Richmond

At the recent special session, Republicans proposed a budget amendment that would have prohibited schools from compelling students to affirm:

  • that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior;
  • that individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin; or
  • that individuals are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.

Democrats limited debate to 2 minutes and then rejected this amendment (and a group of other amendments) on a party-line vote.

This is only the latest example of what happens with one-party rule in Richmond. For the last two years, Democrats have used their absolute control to pack the Court of Appealseliminate the photo ID requirement to vote, authorize plastic bag taxes and public employee unionsincrease electric billsremove abortion restrictions, enact gun control, and adopt California’s vehicle emission standards.

Republicans need just 6 seats to retake the majority and return responsible government in Richmond.

Source: Delegate Rob Bell