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Welcome to my website!  I proudly represent the 95th District in the Virginia House of Delegates (parts of Newport News and parts of Hampton).  I am honored to serve the residents and help make the Peninsula an even better place to live, learn, work, play, and raise a family.  Join the team today and together, we can continue to get the changes we need and deserve!

The 2022 General Assembly Legislative Session began on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at noon and adjourned Sine Die on Saturday, March 12, 2022.  During Session, members of the Virginia House of Delegates met during the week and you can watch our committee meetings and Floor sessions here.  Can't remember how a bill becomes a law, no problem! Get your refresher here to follow along the process.

Here are links from our work in 2022 and 2021:  

During the Reconvened Session, we voted on the Governor's amendments and vetoes, including vetoes of bills that could have actually helped a lot of people.  We were also called back for a Special Session because we did not finish our work like we usually do.  During Special Session, we voted on conference reports (compromise bills), including the budget and the Governor's detrimental amendments to the compromise budget. We are scheduled to go back on September 7th.

In the meantime, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to receive important updates. And be sure to check back often for news posts and updates from the District.  We have included important information on COVID-19, including rent and mortgage relief, COVID-19 testing and vaccination info, and more.  Take a look around the site and be sure to like, follow, share, and comment on my social media pages.

Thank you for visiting!

Sincerely,

Marcia "Cia" Price 

Member, Virginia House of Delegates

95th District: Parts of Newport News and Hampton

"Be the change. Do the work."

 

Redistricting Update: The 95th District was impacted by the 2022 Redistricting process and in future elections will become the 85th District. For more information, please visit VPAP Redistricting Info on House Districts

 A note about our Constituent Services: There have been some frustrations expressed with our requirement that you let us know if you are a resident of the 95th District. While I understand that concerns and issues often do not have the same borders as districts, my primary commitment is to the people I serve and then I will do as much as I can for others. Feel free to reach out to your own Delegate if you do not live in the 95th District. Here's a link to find out which Delegate has the honor of serving you: Who's My Legislator

updated 6/27/22

 

News

Friday, July 1, 2022 10:36 PM

Housing Update

Video Update on HB802 Veto and Implications - Help for SeaView Lofts residents - Ways to get involved


Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:27 PM

Channel 3 Update on SeaView Lofts Situation

 


Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:20 PM

13 News Now Update on SeaView Lofts Housing Crisis


Sunday, June 26, 2022 2:49 PM

Opinion: Congress should follow Virginia by protecting domestic workers

Domestic workers are excluded from American labor laws by design. Congress left out domestic workers from the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to appease white Southern lawmakers who wanted to maintain free and cheap labor, provided primarily by women of color. To this day, this country does not guarantee a minimum wage or overtime pay to these essential workers. To keep these Jim Crow laws on the books is to support racist policies and reinforce workplace oppression.

This work is personal. We come from families of care workers who did not have the protections they deserved. That’s why we’re pushing back against that painful and too-often ignored history. Last year, Care in Action worked with domestic workers and sponsors Del. Cia Price, Del. Wendy Gooditis, and state Sen. Jennifer McClellan to pass a Virginia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. This historic legislation extends common workplace rights to house cleaners, health care aides and nannies. Virginia is the first state in the South to codify protections for these workers and finally turn the page on this ugly chapter from our past.

While passage of these laws is essential and long overdue, we can’t help but wonder: How long will it take for the rest of the country to catch up? Progress doesn’t have to be a painful, drawn-out process. Swift federal action can protect all workers across the nation.

 

(Click to read the full Op-Ed)


Friday, June 24, 2022 6:14 PM

Del. Price's Statement on SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   June 24, 2022

CONTACT  Tempestt Boone, 757.968.6054

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Delegate Marcia "Cia" Price issued the following statement in reaction to the devastating Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn decades of precedent regarding a woman's right to make her own healthcare decisions. 

 

"There's no excuse. A tarnished court this flippant with both the law and lives has lost all credibility, and today's disastrous ruling only serves to undermine further the very protections they are duty-bound to uphold. And if that wasn't enough, the court signaled its next targets: contraception, consensual sex between adults, and marriage equality. All are on the chopping block, and it is clear that after today's ruling, we cannot and should not trust this failed institution to safeguard our rights.

"But as some of its most conservative members made clear, the game was rigged from the get-go. The court established for itself a single, myopic barometer. And when official decisions can only be influenced by the thinking prevalent when old, white, land-owning men had a singular say in public affairs, we are destined to regress as a nation and fall even further, with civil rights eroded and Black and Brown communities once again bearing the brunt of a system designed to crush those most in need. 

"The unfortunate reality is that all of this was accomplished under the false banner of "pro-life." But there is nothing "pro-life" about today's ruling. In fact, that term is rendered meaningless without programs, funding, and resources in place to support those lives. Many individuals self-applying that title are also the same folks who will vote against maternal health initiatives, public school funding, pre-K expansion, after-school programs, free lunch, childcare, and affordable housing without batting an eye. They are the same folks who were quick to yell “my body, my choice” about life-saving vaccinations during the pandemic but are so entrenched in their own power grabs, they do not acknowledge the depths of their hypocrisy.   

"I know today is tough, and honestly, it may get worse before it gets better. But we can not give up on this fight.  Thank you to the advocates, activists, volunteers, healthcare providers, lawyers and so many others who have been on the front lines of this fight. We see you, we appreciate you, and we stand with you. You can support their efforts by signing up to volunteer and donating to these organizations:

 

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Delegate Marcia S. “Cia” Price represents the 95th District of the Virginia House of Delegates, which includes parts of Newport News and Hampton.  In the House, she serves on the Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee and the General Laws Committee.  She was the lead sponsor of the Voting Rights Act of Virginia and she has consistently sponsored the Reproductive Health Equity Act.

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