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Marcia "Cia" Price
Member, Virginia House of Delegates
95th District: Parts of Newport News and Hampton
2023 Candidate, Virginia House of Delegates
85th District: Parts of Newport News
"Be the change. Do the work."
Redistricting Update: The 95th District was impacted by the 2022 Redistricting process and in the November 2023 election will become the 85th District. For more information, please visit VPAP Redistricting Info on House Districts
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VLBC Elects Cia Price as Vice-Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2023
Contact: Tempestt Boone
The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Elects Del. Cia Price as Vice Chair
Senator Lamont Bagby, Chairman of the VLBC, said, "The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus unanimously elected my good friend Del. Cia Price as Vice Chair, and I couldn't be happier." He continued, "Cia is someone we can count on. From her constituents back home in Newport News, to the VLBC members who stand shoulder to shoulder in so many important fights, to people all across the Commonwealth looking for bold leadership: I can say unequivocally that our new Vice Chair has our backs. I look forward to working with her in this new role as our Caucus continues to build the kind of leadership team every Virginian deserves."
"I am honored and humbled by the trust my colleagues have put in me. I look forward to continuing the legacy of those who have held this position before me," said Del. Cia Price. She also said, "This caucus has worked for generations to amplify the voices of those who are too often otherwise disregarded. As Vice Chair of the VLBC, I look forward to using this new platform to be an even stronger advocate for those Virginians who are counting on us to deliver on their behalf. We will not let extremists erase our history or distract us from getting needed equity. Together, we stand firm in our refusal to turn back the clock."
About the VLBC
The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) is made up of 20 members of the Virginia General Assembly. VLBC is committed to improving the economic, educational, political, and social conditions of African Americans and underrepresented groups in Virginia. A vital part of VLBC’s mission is to raise the consciousness of others to the contributions made by African Americans to the Commonwealth and the Nation.
Tenant protection bill dies as House GOP members reverse stance
House Bill 1650, sponsored by Del. Cia Price, D-Newport News, which would have empowered local governments to seek court orders directing landlords to fix uninhabitable dwellings, died in the House General Laws Committee with no debate. It passed out of the committee last year with the support of 11 of 12 Republican members, and this year’s version was approved in a gatekeeper subcommittee with the support of one member, Del. Emily Brewer, R-Isle of Wight, who voted to kill the measure when it came before the full committee. Del. Carrie Coyner, R-Chesterfield voted for it in both the subcommittee and the committee.
After the bill died, Price fired back, saying House Republicans “have lost touch with residents so much so that they cannot even bring themselves to support legislation in 2023 that they supported in 2022... MAGA Republicans made it clear that they would rather protect wealthy slumlords over renters in desperate need of healthy and safe homes.”
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Del. Price's Statement on Republicans Killing HB1650
Va. lawmakers gingerly take up issue of 6-year-old with a gun
Del. Marcia S. “Cia” Price (D-Newport News) responded in her own speech that she was “very encouraged” to hear a Republican talking about school safety and voicing support for teachers, after recent political efforts to blame teachers for school shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic and to position them as opponents of the interests of parents. “I ask that we stop talking about teachers in dehumanizing ways,” Price said. “I ask that we stop denigrating them in order to feed our campaign slogans and actually work together as teachers, parents, children and community members.”
Most important, Price said, is that “the pain my city is going through … not be used for political points.” But she said Ransone’s comments could open the door “to finally have a conversation about guns in our communities.” “When you talk about gun violence and you talk about Hampton Roads and some of the things the schools are going through, they shy away from the conversation because then they would actually have to talk about the guns, and that’s not fodder for their base,” she said.
Democratic Delegates propose 17 bills on gun violence prevention
RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) — Democrats in the House of Delegates introduced the 17 bills they submitted regarding gun violence prevention. Some big items in this bundle include raising the age of purchase to 21 years old and restricting the sale of assault firearms, large-capacity magazines, and silencers.
Delegate Marcia Price (D) is one of the five lawmakers making this push for reform. She thinks that reform is something both Democrats and Republicans can agree on in order to make our communities safer.
Price's contribution to this bundle is a proposal for a two-year study by the JLARC (Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission) on the social, physical, emotional, and economic effects of gun violence on communities across the Commonwealth. This is just one piece of what she thinks is a comprehensive group that encompasses the various issues involved in the gun violence epidemic. "In order to combat a comprehensive problem, we have to come to the table with comprehensive solutions, and that's what I think you see with the agenda that we've put forward. They're common sense. They're also evidence-based," said Price.