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Rasoul Announces Environmental Health Tour in Southside Virginia and Hampton Roads

Updated: Mar 15

ROANOKE - Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-11), candidate for Lieutenant Governor, announced today that he will be meeting with community leaders and voters at stops in southern Virginia, Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore during a trip starting Saturday, February 20th.

While the country mourns lives lost in yet another climate-fueled weather disaster in Texas, Rasoul will be using the trip to listen to residents’ concerns about climate impacts in their area and the public health challenges of the last year. Climate change has exacerbated problems like homelessness in Hampton Roads, and threatens neighborhoods on the coast, as well as aquaculture-reliant industries, facing the consequences of rising sea levels.

Stops along the trip will include:

Martinsville: COVID-health listening session with city councilors and leaders, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.

Danville: Black history walking tour with Karice Luck-Brimmer and Ebony Guy, Saturday, 10:45 a.m.

Norfolk: Listening session with a houseless couple and community advocate Yasmine Charles, Saturday, 3:00 p.m.

Virginia Beach: First Landing tour with climate advocate Gayle Johnson, Saturday, 5:00 p.m.

Northampton County: Eastern Shore visit to learn about aquaculture, sea level rise and water quality with Roberta Kellam, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Press can RSVP to any of these events by emailing hamid@sam4va.com.

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