UPDATE: HB2191 Take Action to Sustain The Veto NOW

Last week, we let you know about Governor Terry McAuliffe’s veto of HB2191. If you would like for this veto to be sustained, we ask that you take action now by calling or emailing your Senator. VLA and the Virginia Association of School Librarians have worked together to create talking points for phone calls and a message to send via email. Please make your calls or send emails as soon as possible.

Here is a list of Senators who voted for and against HB2191 earlier this year: http://bit.ly/2od6ihe

For more history on HB2191, please see our Intellectual Freedom Updates from February 22 (http://bit.ly/2nwzz7W) and February 1, 2017 (http://bit.ly/2kZJwXj).

For a description of the veto process in Virginia’s General Assembly: http://bit.ly/2nIq32m. “The bill is sent to the Governor for approval, where the Governor may 1) sign the bill into law; 2) amend the bill and return it to the General Assembly for approval; 3) veto the bill and return it to the General Assembly, where the House of Delegates and the Senate may override the veto by a two-thirds vote of both houses; or, 4) take no action and the bill becomes law without the Governor’s signature.”

Lisa R. Varga, MLS
Executive Director
Virginia Library Association
P.O. Box 56312
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: (757) 689-0594
Fax: (757) 447-3478