• Press Release: Delegate Lashrecse Aird Releases Statement on Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

    April 20, 2021  For Immediate Release:   Petersburg, VA — Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D – Petersburg) released the following statement on the guilty verdict in the…

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  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals to expand Petersburg operation with $25M investment

    Augusta Free Press – 04/05/21 AMPAC Fine Chemicals will invest $25 million to expand its existing operation on North Normandy Drive in the City of Petersburg.…

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  • Virginia lawmakers ban police use of facial recognition

    Associated Press – 03/29/21 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Last month, Virginia lawmakers quietly passed one of the most restrictive bans in the country on the…

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  • After Breonna Taylor’s death, activists fought to ban surprise police raids. One year later, they’re winning

    The Guardian – 03/26/21 In the months after police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, burst into the home of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, killing her as they conducted…

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  • Press Release: Delegate Aird Leads Effort to Secure 2,000 Additional Vaccine Doses for Struggling Crater Health District

    February 15, 2021 For Immediate Release: Petersburg — In partnership with The Virginia Department of Health, Sports Backers, and the City of Petersburg, today Delegate…

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  • Del. Aird helped secure 2,000 COVID-19 doses for Crater Health District

    The Virginia Scope  – 02/11/21 Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg) announced on Thursday that in partnership with The Virginia Department of Health, Sports Backers, and the…

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  • Va. politicians urge state to address how rural health districts with high COVID rates received least amount of vaccines

    Richmond TImes-Dispatch – 02/09/21 Health districts that have received the least amount of coronavirus vaccines in Virginia are the ones with counties reporting some of…

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  • Virginia’s Legislative Session Spotlights Shifting Political Power

    Courthouse News – 02/06/21 RICHMOND, Va. (CN) — Virginia’s annual legislative session, now in its second year under Democratic control, continues to show what happens…

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  • Virginia passes legislation designating water as a basic human right

    The Hill – 02/06/21 Richmond, VA — Today, the Virginia legislature voted to pass HJ538, enshrining the human right to water for all in the Commonwealth.…

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  • Del. Aird reintroduces legislation to fully fund, update standards for public education

    The Prince George Journal – 02/05/21 PETERSBURG, Va — Del. Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg) and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) have renewed a push for Virginia to…

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