The Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced its support for the two proposed Constitutional Amendments reflected on the 2020 General Election Ballot in the Commonwealth. Following this announcement, Barry DuVal, President & CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce released the following statement:
“On the 2020 General Election Ballot, Virginians will have the opportunity to support proposed Constitutional Amendments that will bring greater transparency to the redistricting process and provide additional support to members of our veteran community.
“Proposed Constitutional Amendment # 1 provides our citizens with a once in a lifetime opportunity to ensure greater objectivity in the design of the congressional and state legislative districts in the Commonwealth. The establishment of a redistricting commission will provide greater transparency, impartiality, and allow private citizens to have a stronger voice in a process long considered to be too partisan.
“Proposed Constitutional Amendment # 2 will build on Virginia’s reputation as one of the best states in the nation to provide employment, education, and other opportunities for military families and veterans. By supporting this amendment to provide a tax exemption for 100% permanent service-related disabled veterans of the United States armed forces or the Virginia National Guard, we are honoring our commitment to support initiatives that will ensure Virginia remains the best place for our veterans and their families to call home.