What: Community talk with U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria
When: Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.
Where: Professional Touch Barbershop, 1445 North Main St., Suffolk, Virginia 23434
Suffolk, Va. – Virginia Organizing is having a sit-down discussion with Congresswoman Elaine Luria this Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. at the Professional Touch Barbershop, where the Suffolk Chapter holds regular community discussions. The members invited Rep. Luria to speak about the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowers prescription drug costs and adds funding to combating climate change. She will also speak on reproductive rights, student debt forgiveness, and the chapter’s local campaign to implement a Civilian Review Board in Suffolk.
“Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that courts and politicians would interfere with women making decisions about reproduction,” said Cleo Johnson, a member of the Suffolk Chapter. “Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents the women in my district. She is for women making their own decisions about abortion. I never thought I would see this day. I want to thank her for being the women’s voice in a time like this.”
Tion Ashby is looking forward to asking Rep. Luria if she supports the local Civilian Review Board campaign.
“Locally, the Suffolk Chapter is calling on city council to establish a Civilian Review Board (CRB). A CRB would bridge the gap between the community of Suffolk and Suffolk Police Department and bring transparency and police accountability,” Ashby said.
The Inflation Reduction Act will help reduce inflation by allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, capping out-of-pocket prescription drug costs and the cost of insulin for seniors, and lowering health care premiums by an average of $800 a year for 13 million people. It also invests in increasing the production of clean energy to combat climate change. It is fully paid for by cracking down on ultra rich and corporate tax cheats and by making billion-dollar corporations pay a fairer share of taxes. And it will not raise taxes on anyone making under $400,000 or on small businesses.
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