Senator Jenn McClellan Pre-Session Survey
The 2022 General Assembly Session convenes January 12th. To better serve you in the Senate of Virginia, I want to hear your feedback on the issues likely to come before the legislature.
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help me represent you during the session.
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What are the top 3 legislative priorities that are important to you for this year (select 3):
Expanding access to affordable housing
Expanding access to broadband
The state budget
Addressing the COVID pandemic
Improving public safety and the justice system
Improving Virginia’s public education system
Addressing climate change/protecting the environment
Improving access to health care
Improving the economy/creating jobs
Protecting/expanding worker rights
Protecting/expanding LGBTQ+ Rights
Supporting small businesses
Improving Virginia’s transportation system
Protecting/expanding women’s reproductive rights
Protecting/expanding Voting rights
To improve the economy and create jobs, which of the following do you support (check all that apply)?
Supporting small, women, and minority-owned businesses
Address workforce shortages
Creating education pipelines for in-demand jobs
Bringing new businesses to Virginia
Providing paid family and medical leave
Providing affordable childcare for working parents
Protecting workers' safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Protecting labor unions' ability to represent workers and leverage collective bargaining
Expanding broadband access for workers and students
Investing in road, transit, and construction projects that create jobs
Protecting workers from workplace discrimination
Continuing the growth of clean energy jobs
To improve Virginia’s public education system, which of the following do you support (check all that apply)?
Addressing COVID-19’s impact on student learning
Fully funding our K-12 needs
Investing in school infrastructure
Relieving the burden of standardized testing
Increasing teacher pay
Increasing teacher diversity
Increasing school support staff, like counselors, nurses, social workers, and behavioral health specialists
Improving access to affordable high-quality early childhood education and childcare
Providing localities with the flexibility to offer more choices among public schools
Reducing the cost of a college education
Reducing student loan debt
To improve access to healthcare, which of the following do you support (check all that apply)?
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensuring affordability and access to care for all
Protecting abortion and reproductive health
Lowering the cost of prescription drugs
Providing more resources for mental and behavioral care
Decreasing the maternal mortality rate
Expanding access to telehealth services
Expanding insurance coverage for all children in Virginia
Adopting strategies to help more people age in place
Addressing workforce challenges in nursing homes
Lowering the cost of health insurance
To address climate change and protect the environment, which of the following do you support (Check all that apply)?
Protecting and implementing Virginia’s transition to clean and renewable energy
Protecting and implementing Virginia’s transition to clean car standards
Expanding access to EV charging stations
Protecting and expanding Virginia’s environmental justice policy
Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay
Conserving open spaces and natural resources
Building more public transportation and multi-modal travel options
Preparing Virginia for the coastal flooding and other impacts of climate change
To improve public safety and the justice system, which of the following do you support (check all that apply)?
Reducing/preventing gun violence
Reversing the harmful effects of the war on drugs
Adding social workers and mental health professionals to first responder teams
Training law enforcement in de-escalation techniques
Eliminating mandatory minimum sentencing
Easing the expungement process for certain past offenses
Reinstating discretionary parole
Ensuring the right to counsel at a defendant’s first court appearance
To protect and expand access to voting and improve our elections system, which of the following do you support (check all that apply)?
Increasing access to the ballot box and eliminating unnecessary hurdles
Reforming Virginia’s campaign finance laws to limit contributions
Automatic restoration of rights for individuals convicted of felonies after they have served their time
Protect and defend the significant recent voting rights progress made in Virginia
Reforming Virginia’s election recall system
The General assembly will adopt a biennial budget covering the 2022-2024 fiscal years. Do you support or oppose the following budget proposals included in Governor Northam’s introduced budget?
Would you support investing a record increase of $2.4 billion for pre-K through 12 education, including a 10% pay raise for teachers?
Would you support pay raises for public safety officers such as State Troopers, correctional officers, deputy sheriffs, and regional jail officials?
Would you support investing in outdoor recreation and Virginia’s natural lands to help significantly expand Virginia’s network of regional trails and Virginia State Parks?
Would you support investing record funding for Virginia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)?
Would you support addressing gun violence in Virginia by establishing the Center for Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention at the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)?
Would you support eliminating the state’s 1.5% sales tax on groceries to reduce taxes of working Virginians?
Would you support providing state funding to help localities construct, renovate, or modernize school buildings?
Would you support a bill to offer one-time ‘economic growth rebates’ of $250 for individuals and $500 for married couples to everyone who files state income taxes in Virginia?
Would you support state funding for Combined Sewer Overflow Projects in Richmond, Alexandria, and Lynchburg to help these older cities finalize projects to improve their wastewater systems to keep wastewater out of their rivers and streams, and deliver cleaner water for everyone?
Is there anything else you would like to share with me and my office:?
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