As politics become more polarized, it is important to bring attention to legislation that has no grounds for debate.
It is sickening that domestic violence continues to be a problem that we often tend to ignore. It is clear that legislators in D.C. are not going to take care of this issue, which is why it is imperative that our local leaders in Richmond are active in their efforts to protect survivors and prevent future incidents.
Del. Mike Mullin, D-93rd, understands that domestic violence persists to this day. As a state prosecutor, Mike meets survivors of domestic violence every day in the courtroom. He sees where the law helps them, but he also understands where it fails them.
Part of Mike’s mission as our delegate is to make laws that keep survivors safe. Specifically, he aims to ensure that violent criminals are not released to do more harm because of a loophole in state statutes. Mike passed a bill (HB 2064) in the past legislative session that prevents this from ever happening again. Without Mike in Richmond, we will lose a proven champion for survivors.
Voting for Mike Mullin is not partisan. It is crucial that we keep a passionate advocate and honest person in the House of Delegates. We as Virginians cannot allow ourselves to backtrack on an obviously bipartisan issue. I am proud of what Mike has done for our community. On Nov. 7, join me in voting for Mullin.