Hala’s Highlights from Session: Crossover Edition!

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s fitting today is the day for love. Because if there’s one theme to represent our session this year, it’s a love for our Commonwealth. We’re showing affection for our environment by passing landmark energy bills. We’re showing our passion for our schools by supporting the Governor’s huge increase in education funding. And, of course, we’re protecting everyone’s ability to love whoever their heart desires!

HB 201 (Same Day Voter Registration) passes the Virginia House of Delegates

February 10, 2020

“Virginia currently ranks 49​ out of 50 states regarding how difficult it is to vote. The p​assage of HB 201​ is one very important step to breaking down barriers that Virginians face when trying to access the ballot box,” s​tated Delegate Ayala.

Hala’s Highlights from Session: Legislation sent over to the Senate on the eve of Crossover

February 8, 2020

Feb. 11th is designated as this year’s Crossover. This deadline means the House must complete all its legislation that needs to be sent over to the Senate for their action on it, and vice versa. While this year’s session brought with it a record number of bills introduced, it’s looking like we are on track to meet Crossover’s deadline!

Virginia Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment

January 27, 2020

"So many women before me have paved the way for today’s ratification. I am so proud to stand on their shoulders as I voted to write gender equality into the U.S. Constitution. Today’s ratification is a monumental step in the right direction for equality for all in our country," stated Delegate Ayala.

This Virginia Lawmaker Argues Blockchain Can Boost Local Elections, Economy

January 23, 2020

A Virginia lawmaker is pushing her commonwealth’s government to study how blockchain could shape the future of local elections and commerce. 

BREAKING: Equal Rights Amendment passes Virginia House of Delegates

January 15, 2020

Today the Virginia House of Delegates passed the Equal Rights Amendment, becoming the 38th state to ratify and adding women to the Constitution. Delegate Hala Ayala was a Chief Co-Patron of this resolution and has been fighting for its ratification since 2008.