"We can and will do better. And the way that we do that, is with love, with compassion, and with speaking up to this sort of hatred, this divisiveness, and this anger."
- Delegate Mike Mullin, click here to view my entire statement.
It has been almost a week since the violence in Charlottesville, and our community is still reeling from the impact on our entire Commonwealth. I was humbled to stand among faith and community leaders in Merchants Square as we gathered in a solidarity vigil for Charlottesville. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Heather Heyer, who lost her life standing up to the racism, hatred, and bigotry we witnessed. In my statement directly following the events, I thanked our law enforcement for keeping us safe that day and every day. We now also grieve for the lost lives of two members of our Virginia State Police. I can only hope that we as Virginians will continue to stand up for diversity and acceptance of all.
Virginia 21 Leadership Dinner
Back in college, some buddies and I founded the organization known today as Virginia 21. We put our hearts and souls into its creation, and I couldn't be more proud of what it is today. Being able to have dinner with and speak to this amazing group of Summer Leadership students was such a pleasure. It's always a good time when Senator Mason is around, as well! I'm wishing these students a great start to the school year, and best wishes for their VA 21 chapters.
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I was honestly shocked to receive the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the CNU Alumni Society. Many thanks from this Captain for life!
Old City BBQ
A new barbecue joint has opened up on York Street... I encourage you all to go check it out! Tell them I sent you!
Happy 99th, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station!
Please join me in wishing this great installation another century's worth of amazing service to our country!
Laura and I had the pleasure of showing the boys "The Mighty Ducks" for the very first time. Quack quack.
Michael P. Mullin
School to Prison Pipeline Forum
I was fortunate enough to be able to bring together local officials, school administrators, members of law enforcement, pastors, and other community leaders to discuss the school to prison pipeline issue here in Virginia. Virginia is the worst state in the country when it comes to sending our kids to courtrooms, and I plan to keep fighting to keep our students in classrooms instead. As we sat together, our discussion brought a multitude of perspectives to the table, and I couldn't be more grateful to have shared the space with such great people. Click here to view my opening remarks.
Champion of Justice
What an honor to receive this prestigious award from the Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys for my work in Richmond.