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I've lived a lifetime of service and have been a proud part of the Mount Vernon community for over 40 years - and it would be my honor and privilege to continue to serve the community I love as your representative in Richmond.
By Paul Krizek
These tragedies occur faster than I can write about them. As a father of a teenage daughter, I planned to write about the importance of teaching our children that no means no, because one-in-five women will be sexually assaulted in her life. That figure is likely underreported due to the stigma we still attach to victims of sexual assault, rather than attach a stigma to the men who commit sexual assault.
Del. Paul Krizek (D-44) recently visited the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Lorton Customer Service Center to learn more about the agency’s operations and spend time with constituents. Joined by DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, Krizek greeted employees at the office located in the Gunston Plaza Shopping Center.
This week, I want to take a break from writing about policy and make a short important announcement regarding a dire need in the Mount Vernon-Lee area. United Community Ministries (UCM), which operates a food pantry for residents in need, is having trouble filling its shelves due to overwhelming demand. The good news is that there are many ways we can help to meet this demand.
Olga Rozenberg. Aron Rozenberg. Pinkhas Rozenberg. Llova Rozenberg, Klara Grinberg, Shulom Litvak. Sadly, these are a few of the names of those killed in the Holocaust and read of as part of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington’s Holocaust Observance Day Memorial event on Sunday, May 1, also known as Yom HaShoah, the “Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism."
The actual date of Yom HaShoah is a week after Passover and marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprisings, and this year will occur from Wednesday night into Thursday, May 4-5.
Sunday, May 1 is May Day, where we recognize the accomplishments of organized labor. On this day the precursor to the AFL-CIO proclaimed, “Eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor from and after May 1, 1886.”
While an eight-hour workday is typical for many people today, before the 1880s, it was common to work 10 to 16 hours a day in unsafe conditions. In retaliation, the Pinkerton Agency and business owners erupted in violent protest, slaughtering many workers in Chicago in what we know as the Haymarket Affair.