LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES

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SEE BELOW information relevant to
SAW Joint Monthly Meetings or Events that have been held
for the benefit of the public and SAW membership relating to
the following legislative initiatives:
Click a Topic below to jump to the relevant information.
MEDICARE FOR ALL
 
GREEN NEW DEAL
REDISTRICTING 
EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT- VIRGINIA (ERA)
 
PUBLIC BANKING 
      MODERN MONETARY THEORY

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MEDICARE FOR ALL
Medicare for All was presented
by Health Care NOW Virginia
(Click here to see Website)
AT WAYNESBORO DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
Click here to see Facebook Event
Federal Legislation ​
Click here to see H.R. 1384 (116th), To establish an improved Medicare for All national health insurance program, introduced 2/27/2019
Other Bills -  click here to see  S. 981 (116th), Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019, introduced 4/2/2019  (see press release below)
 
Articles 
Click here to see  Common Dreams, What You Need to Know So Far About Medicare for All 2019 
Click here to see Vox, Private Insurance Exists in Europe & Canada, Here's how it works.
Click here to see Press Release, Bennet, Kaine reintroducing Medicare-X plan to expand health care​
Click here to see The Commonwealth Fund, A Look at Universal Health Coverage in Eight Countries
 

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GREEN NEW DEAL
Click here to see Facebook Event:  February 2nd - 
Green New Deal, Medicare for All Event, Waynesboro HQ
Federal Legislation
Click here to see House Resolution 109 (116th), recognizing Green New Deal, introduced 2/12/2019
Other Bills - Click here to see H.R. 9 (116th), Climate Action Now Act, introduced 3/27/2019
Articles 
Click here to see NPR, Green New Deal Outline
Click here to see VOX, The Green New Deal Explained
Click here to see  Atlantic, A Centuries - Old Idea Could Revolutionize Climate Policy

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  REDISTRICTING 
Click here to see OneVirginia2021 website 
OneVirgina2021 Facebook 
SAW Joint Monthly Meeting discussion held on January 8, 2019
Virginia Legislation
Click here to see HJ  615, Constitutional Amendment, state and local independent redistricting commissions
Click here to see SJ 306, Constitutional Amendment, Virginia Redistricting Commission
 Conference Report agreed to by House & Senate on 2/23/19
Click here to see OneVirginia2021 press release dated 2/23/19
Note:  This is just the first step to amend the Virginia Constitution.
The reform will need to be passed again by the 2020 General Assembly
and then win Virginia voters’ approval in a statewide
referendum in November 2020.
Federal Legislation 
Click here to see H. R. 1 (116th), For the People Act of 2019, introduced 1/3/19. 
See Title II, Division A, Subtitle E for Redistricting language

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EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT 
Click here to see Va Ratify ERA website 
VA Ratify ERA Facebook 
SAW Joint Monthly Meeting discussion held on December 11, 2018
Virginia Legislation
Click here to see HJ 579, United States Constitution, ratifies Equal Rights Amendment 
Click here to see HR 274,  Rules of the House of Delegates; consideration of SJR ratifying an amendment to U.S. Constitution.      REJECTED 2/21/19 

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PUBLIC BANKING

Click here to see Facebook Event
Public Banking:  Banking in People's Interest, 
 
Presented by Austin Sachs, Director of Protect US
on April 17th at Waynesboro HQ
 
Click here to see 
PROTECT US
Facebook
Website
Handouts 
Protect US is developing legislation to hopefully be presented to the
Virginia General Assembly during the 2020 session.

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MODERN MONETARY THEORY

Click here to see Facebook Event 
An Intro to Monetary Theory 
Presented by Chris Rini
on May 15th at Waynesboro HQ
Click here to see Recommended
Vox article Modern Monetary Theory Explained 

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