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A Season of Giving

November 29, 2017Blog Post

​In honor of the holiday season I would like to share a list of just a few of my favorite area organizations working hard to keep our community healthy, safe, and thriving. I hope you'll consider making a contribution (time, money, or both!)​ to one of these worthy organizations. And please share your favorites and I'll add them to the list!



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Americans For Responsible Solutions PAC Endorses Kathleen Murphy For The Virginia House Of Delegates

August 30, 2017Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Navy Combat Veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, announced today their endorsement of Kathleen Murphy for the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Community View: Let's move redistricting from smoke-filled rooms into sunlight

August 15, 2017News Clip

It is time we move political redistricting out of closed back room and into an open, impartial process. Why do I believe this is so important?

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Letter to the Editor: Del. Murphy working to support Virginians in need

July 26, 2017News Clip

Editor: Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34th) is a tireless advocate in Richmond for expanding Medicaid to an estimated 400,000 Virginians who have no health care.

Despite losing millions of dollars each day in federal money, the Republican-controlled House of Delegates has repeatedly blocked Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In these times of disarray among Republican leaders on a health-care solution, we need a leader who reaches across the aisle like Del. Murphy.  

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Letter to the Editor: Wearing Orange Won't Stop Gun Violence

June 5, 2017Blog Post

Published by The Connection ( on June 5, 2017.

On June 2 we wore orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day and in memory of a Chicago teen who was shot and killed in 2012. As a McLean mom of a teenager, I can just look at the daily headlines to know gun violence can strike anyone and anywhere and this is a scary reality.

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