Upcoming Events

Arlington’s General Assembly Delegation Town Hall on Closing the Coverage Gap - Sunday, March 23 CHANGE IN LOCATION

The members of Arlington’s General Assembly delegation will host a town hall to discuss closing the coverage gap in Virginia on Sunday, March 23 from 1-2 p.m. EDT at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quicy Street, Arlington, VA 22207. They will be joined by special guests Jennifer Lee, deputy secretary of Health and Human Resources, and Don Harris representing the INOVA Health System. This is another opportunity for you to share your thoughts before the General Assembly Special Session.

Closing the Coverage Gap Medicaid Town Hall - March 22nd

Please Join Us For a "Closing the Coverage Gap" Town Hall with Special Guest Secretary William T. Hazel Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources Saturday, March 22nd from 2:00 - 3:30pm at Falls Church City Council Chambers 300 Park Avenue Falls Church, VA 22046 

Along with Secretary Hazel, Senator Favola and other area legislators will be available to answer your questions and hear your comments about closing the Medicaid coverage gap in Virginia. With the General Assembly Special Session on March 24th to negotiate the State Budget, it is important that your voice is heard. 

Alan Howze Meet & Greet- Saturday March 29

You are invited to meet Alan Howze, Democratic Nominee for Arlington County Board, Saturday, March 29, 20144 to 6 p.m., at the home of Jim and Sheila Mack, 3615 38th Street North, Arlington, VA 22207.

Special guests Senator Barbara Favola and Kathy May, Director, Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare.  


Please come to meet Alan and hear why we should expand Medicaid in Virginia.  Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to jimsheilamack@yahoo.com

Progressive Caucus Press Conference -- March 5- 9:30am General Assembly Building

I will be speaking at the Progressive Caucus Press Conference this Wednesday, March 5th at 9:30am. We will be discussing the expansion of Medicaid and what it means for the people of Virginia. New polling data that shows support for expansion in Republican districts, how the expansion frees up money so Virginia can pay for other important services, and announce launch of a website petition to support Medicaid expansion.


All are welcome. Please join us in the House Briefing Room of the General Assembly Wednesday morning to show your support for the expansion of Medicaid.



McLean Citizens Association Town Meeting-- Open to the Public

Saturday April 5, 2014 at 10am -- The McLean Citizens Association Board will be holding an event regarding Richmond Update Delegate Bob Brink and myself. 


All are welcome! This is a great opportunity to hear about the legislation that I have been supporting throughout the 2014 General Assembly Session!


Thank you.


Barbara A. Favola  

Press Conference on Marketplace Virginia

The Democratic Caucus will be holding a press conference this afternoon regarding the passage of Marketplace Virginia and what it means for thousands of individuals throughout the commonwealth. 

Medicaid Expansion Rally Held at Capitol Building

Virginia Alliance Against Mass Incarceration & Faith Leaders
Moving Forward to host a State Capitol Rally Supporting
Expansion of Medicaid In Virginia. 

To voice their very strong support for expansion of Medicaid
in Virginia the leaders of these groups along with a number of
area pastors, other groups, organizations and concerned
Virginians will be joined by members of the Virginia General
Assembly (Delegates Delores McQuinn, Jennifer McClellan,
Jeion Ward with Senators Henry Marsh, Donald McEachin, Barbara Favola &
Mamie Locke) along with a host of other Legislators.

Budget Amendments to be heard in Senate and House on Thursday, February 20th.

This Thursday, February 20th, the proposed budget amendments will be heard in both the Senate and House respectively. Several of my budget amendments have been approved and included in the Senate Finance Committee. 


My proposed budget includes increases in funds for: 


Education: A restoration of the full 24.61% cost-of-competing adjustment for school support positions, increase in per pupil amount for the Virginia Preschool Initiative for At-Risk Four-Year-Olds, and provides funding for six to eight teams of high school teachers. 

Health and Human Resources: To provide an annual cost-of-living increase to individuals receiving cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). An increase in funds to expand services provided by community action agencies including but not limited to child care, community and economic development, education, employment, health and nutrition, housing, and transportation.

Natural Resources: An amendment that would cover Virginia's dues to participate in the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. 

Public Safety: Provides funds for one qualified mental health professional for each of the 32 juvenile court services units.


Witness for Love Events around the Commonwealth!

On Friday. February 14th, People of Faith for Equality in Virginia in conjunction with Equality Virginia will be putting on the Witness for LOVE event where lesbian and gay couples and supporters will gather in communities across the Commonwealth. Follow this link to find your local event! 






If the courthouse is closed due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed. Please visit their Facebook page for the most up to date announcements at https://www.facebook.com/POFEV



Come stand with me to support this great organization and equality for all Virginians."

Press Conference Regarding SB510/Domestic Violence - Monday February, 17th.

Please join me for a press conference this Monday, February the 17th at 10:30Am. We will be discussing Senate Bill 510 which prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm for a duration of 5 years after being convicted of stalking, sexual battery, and/or assault and battery. This piece of legislation is very important to me and I feel that it is necessary to protect women, children, and our communities in the commonwealth.