This week, I went to Richmond for the historic unveiling ceremony of the official portrait of Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn. From 2020-2022, Delegate Filler-Corn served as the 56th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was the first woman and the first person of Jewish faith to serve as Speaker in the 400-year history of the Commonwealth's legislature. She will once again make history when the first portrait of a woman is hung in the House Chamber. Congratulations to Delegate Filler-Corn on this momentous achievement. It is ironic that we celebrate this milestone during Women’s History Month.
Pictured with Delegate Shelly Simonds (left) and Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (center) at the portrait unveiling ceremony.
Virginia Women Veterans Week begins this Sunday! This is the 6th year that Virginia has dedicated the third week of March to honor the contributions of all women, past and present, who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This year’s Women Veterans Week is particularly special because we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of women gaining the right to officially serve in the military.
Click here to watch Beverly Van Tull, Virginia Women Veterans Program Manager, speak about the significance of this week on Virginia This Morning on CBS 6. For more information, visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.
Delegate Kathleen Murphy
Attention All High School Student Job Seekers!
The McLean Citizens Association, with support from McLean, Langley, and Marshall High Schools, is hosting a summer job fair tomorrow, March 18th from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at the McLean Community Center (Community Hall, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101). No signup required - just walk in. It is recommended for students to bring copies of their resume to leave with potential employers. Students will have the opportunity to fill out applications on the spot!
If you have questions regarding this event, please send them to [email protected].
Changes to SNAP Benefits
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government passed a law to temporarily increase SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to support families. The law has recently changed, and the benefits ended Feb.16. Effective this month, SNAP benefits will return to normal, without the added supplement. Learn more.
- Virginia Department of Social Services has created a temporary information line: 1-855-635-4370
- If you need food now, call Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning: 703-222-0880
- For more food resources, visit the Human Service Resource Guide online at FairfaxCounty.gov/HSRG, and search “food.”