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Thursday, May 23, 2024 10:41 AM

Senator Williams Graves' Statement on Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee



Thursday, May 23, 2024               CarolineWillette, Legislative Director


Senator Williams Graves’ Statement on the Brown V. Board of Education  Scholarship Committee 


Richmond, VA– Senator Angelia Williams Graves was unanimously elected as the Chair of the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee on Tuesday, May 22, 2024. Senator Williams Graves expressed gratitude for being entrusted with this significant role, emphasizing the committee's power to bring about meaningful change through education. The Committee has secured $2 million in the recent biennial budget and with the help of a dedicated constituent advocate, the committee also secured $500,000 in federal CDS grant funds, ensuring continued support for the education of Virginians adversely affected by the Brown v. Board of Education decision and their descendants. This is the first year descendants of impacted Virginians were awarded scholarships.  With all qualified applicants receiving preliminary approval for funding, the total award is nearly $500, 000. 

“This is a significant victory for Virginia,” Senator Graves stated. “I commend my colleagues for their unwavering commitment to developing a sustainable plan for the future of the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship program. Their dedication ensures that we can continue to support educational opportunities for these deserving students."

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Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:10 PM

Senator Williams Graves on Flood Funding

Funding from state budget for Norfolk's Coastal Resiliency project comes in less than expected.

Friday, March 29, 2024 10:23 PM

Republicans Float Full Budget Veto Option

Democrats have worked to craft a budget that puts Virginia Families First.  Republicans want to veto the entire thing and start all over.  That's not legislating, that's ego tripping!

Friday, March 29, 2024 9:14 PM

Senator Williams Graves Reacts after Youngkin Vetoes Legislation

Governor Youngkin's recent vetoes on marijuana legalization, marijuana justice resentencing and the $15 per hour minimum wage bills show just how out of touch he is with Virginians.  His vetoes put public safety at risk and keeps Virginians in poverty.

Friday, January 12, 2024 3:06 PM

Press Release: Senator Angelia Williams Graves takes office



Senator Angelia Williams Graves Issues Statement After Taking Oath of Office & Announces Committee Assignments

NORFOLK, VA – Today Senator Angelia Williams Graves issued the followed statement after being sworn in as the City of Norfolk’s State Senator:

“In the long, complicated history of our Commonwealth, never before have we seen a freshman class like this one – truly representative of Virginia, diverse in race, age, gender, and ideology. As I took the oath of office on this historic day, I was reminded about how far we’ve come, the sacrifices others made to afford someone who looks like me the opportunity to serve in the Virginia Senate, and the immense responsibility we have to our constituents and the Commonwealth at large.”

To the people of Norfolk: thank you for placing your trust in me. Know that as long as I have the privilege to serve, I will always center your voices, your struggles, and your concerns in Richmond. My door is and always will be open and I look forward to doing good work on your behalf for you these next four years.”

After being sworn in, Senator Williams Graves was assigned to the following committees:  Local Government, Transportation, Rehabilitation & Social Services, and Agriculture, Conservation & Natural Resources.

Senator Williams Graves will represent the 21st Senatorial District in the State Senate, which encompasses the City of Norfolk, Virginia. She will serve on the following committees: Local Government, Transportation, Rehab and Social Services, and Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources. A Norfolk native, Senator Williams Graves’ long history of public service to the City of Norfolk includes Councilwoman, Vice-Mayor, and Delegate.


Friday, November 24, 2023 6:22 PM

Meet the 17 New Senators going to Richmond in January

The Senate of Virginia has 17 new members.  Meet them here.

Friday, November 10, 2023 10:05 AM

The Magnificent 7

The elections in 2023's Virginia General Assembly brings in a historic number of black members of the Virginia Senate.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 9:54 PM

Angelia Williams Graves Wins 21st Senate District

Delegate Angelia Williams Graves wins in decisive victory over opponent in Norfolk's 21st Senate District election.  

Thursday, September 21, 2023 9:13 PM

Senate District 21 Candidates

Experienced Norfolk legislator Angelia Williams Graves is seeking a seat in the Virginia Senate against an independent Giovanni “Gio” Dolmo. The winner will represent District 21, which includes the majority of the City of Norfolk.

Sunday, July 16, 2023 10:52 AM

The Move to Threads by Lawmakers

Lawmakers move to Threads but still stay on Twitter.

Saturday, July 8, 2023 4:28 AM

Williams Graves defeats Primary Opponent

In the June 20 Primary, Delegate Angelia Williams Graves defeats Andria McClellan handily, to earn the Democratic Nomination for the 21st Senate District in Virginia.

Monday, January 30, 2023 1:05 AM

Pastor Geoffrey Guns & more than 30 Pastors and Ministers Endorse Williams Graves for Senate

Norfolk Pastor Geoffrey V. Guns Explains Why He and Three Dozen Other Black Ministers, Pastors Are Endorsing Del. Angelia Williams Graves for VA Senate.

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