Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on historic Capitol Square on Tuesday, but some state legislators might not like their gifts.
About 100 members of the progressive group Virginia Organizing
will descend on Richmond to take part in the “broken hearts day of action.”
Presumably it has nothing to do with love.
“Virginians voted for legislators who promised to work on jobs and the economy and instead have focused on far-flung legislation like restricting voting rights, lifting the one gun per month limit, restricting gay adoptions and drug testing public assistance recipients,” said Sandra Cook, Virginia Organizing’s chairman.
Activists will distribute empty heart-shaped candy boxes to the legislators with a note inside that says, “Disappointed? So are we!” Later, they will hold an outdoor rally, holding broken heart signs highlighting the “misplaced priorities” of the legislature.