2017 Update—November 5th to 18th

On Sunday the 5th Senator Bryan Townsend and I attended and spoke at the Sikh Temple. On Monday the 6th I attended the dedication of a POW/MIA display at the University of Delaware. That evening I joined a panel to discuss HB110 to legalize/regulate/tax recreational marijuana, and afterwards attended my district Democratic Committee meeting. On Tuesday the 7th I had a tour of the Baylor women’s prison and attended a presentation of As You Like It by Delaware Shakespeare at the prison. That evening I attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. On Wednesday the 8th I attended a meeting with local optometrists to better understand their top concerns. Mid-day I attended the Superstars in Business luncheon in Wilmington. That evening I joined my House Democratic colleagues for dinner in Dover at the Governor’s residence. On Thursday the 9th I had a tour of CAI, an IT company with a large presence in Newark. I then went to a chapter meeting of AARP in Claymont to discuss HB160, the End of Life Options Act. On Friday the 10th I attended the Veterans Day ceremony on the UD campus. On Saturday the 11th I attended a Wesley College football game, and that evening I attended the state Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Dover.

On Monday the 13th I attended a meeting on school funding in the morning, and attended a campaign meeting in the evening. On Tuesday the 14th I attended a second meeting on school funding, and then attended the DICH (a council on homelessness) meeting at Buena Vista. I had a late-afternoon conference call with the national End of Life Option organization, and then participated in the community meeting at Temple Beth El in Newark to discuss the End of Life Options Act. On Thursday the 16th I held my monthly Facebook Live Town Hall. On Friday the 17th I taped two segments for the Comcast Newsmakers Program and that evening attended a UD/Wesley College men’s basketball game. On Saturday the 18th I attended a fundraiser for the 24th District Democratic Committee.

Emails—I have had many emails arranging meetings (as you can see above, I attend a LOT of meetings), some are meetings I am attending and others are ones I am organizing.

I have had emails about legislation: the aforementioned HB110 and HB 160, also on manufactured housing, direct shipment of wine, National Popular Vote, prohibition on bump stocks on firearms, school board member term length, and healthier options in vending machines on state property.

I have had emails on White Clay Creek State Park issues, on healthcare policy (opioids, insurance coverage, etc), regarding city matters (parking, approval process for proposed development, street repairs, trail construction), on homelessness, on drainage problems, historic property registry process, whether mailings apparently from the Census Bureau are genuine, and avenues for local small businesses to flourish.

There have been many emails about a regulation that the Department of Education has proposed, regarding student rights. In some cases the person who has written me heard about the proposal, but had not yet actually read the proposal. I have shared a link to the actual proposal, and noted the step to take to share your view of the proposal.