Today is #GivingTuesday, and likely, your email inbox is full of requests from worthy organizations. I'm here to tell you why you should give to get back our Commonwealth.
We are at a cultural crossroads. For the first time in Virginia, the people have elected it's first Transgender member to the House of Delegates whose signature platform for his campaign was to pass legislation in favor of gender reassignment surgery. He ran against Delegate Bob Marshall, whose bill, the Physical Privacy Act, was set to protect all children's privacy in public school locker rooms. The Virginia First Foundation supported this bill by organizing activists to speak out. Despite our best efforts, the bill died in a committee seated by a majority of Republicans.
Our parental rights are at stake. We are in a battle to preserve our God-given parental rights to choose our children's education that best fits their needs. After all, we as the parents know what's best for our children. Last year, Delegate David LaRock's Education Choice bill was vetoed by the Democrat Governor, McAuliffe. The Virginia First Foundation was on the front lines of this battle pushing out activists to reach out to the Governor's office.
Our budget is ever-increasing. Virginia's budgets and spending have been on the increase for too many years, passing the largest tax increases in Virginia's history, and adding fees with unconstitutional transportation packages that sought to give un-elected, "regional transportation authorities," the ability to increase taxes on the citizens of Virginia.
From 2006 to 2016 the state budget has grown over $20 billion.
From 2002 through 2015 Virginia's General Fund spending increased by over 51.82%.
The Virginia First Foundation, with your help, was able to educate over 200,000 Virginia's about this topic, but there's more to be done.
Our history is in danger and liberal Mayor's are breaking the law. This past year's headlines have proven that the battle is just beginning for the preservation of our monuments and the Rules of Law in our cities. With the move of more Mayors to effectively declare Sanctuary City status and city council's to remove long-standing monuments to our history, organizations like the Virginia First Foundation are needed more than ever to mobilize and educate the activist base.
Will you consider a donation on this #GivingTuesday? Join us for $10 per month and obtain a Commonwealth Membership or for a one time donation of $40 of more, you will receive a free gift. $40 or more donate here
We need you to give so we can take back our Commonwealth.