Yesterday, I joined John Reid, WRVA, where we discussed a range of critical issues impacting the people of Virginia.

I encourage you to listen to the full interview.

I spoke about the importance of responsible government spending to create educational opportunities and shared my anticipation of two upcoming events.

On Saturday, January 20, in Washington, D.C., a black-tie gala event, A National Ovation to L. Douglas Wilder Legacy Gala will inaugurate a new scholarship.

Led by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU, in partnership with Virginia Union University and Howard University, this effort will benefit students from these three universities to help launch a new generation of public servants.

Additionally, on Wednesday, January. 17, on my 93rd birthday, a documentary film about my life and experiences will premiere at Virginia Union University. I invite you to join me in this celebration.

During yesterday’s interview, John and I also acknowledged instances of the lack of responsible leadership in government and how this affects the people. A prime example of this is the reckless $100 million spending by the VCU Health System on a failed real-estate deal, which is being investigated due to my request to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC). I stated that there are many issues like this where Governor Youngkin has said nothing.                                           

The people have a right to know the truth. Leaders should always let the people know the truth.

Stay tuned.

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