This is a Moms Clean Air Force exclusive interview with State Senator A. Donald McEachin:
What is unique about protecting Virginia’s resources?
Virginia has an incredible array of natural resources — majestic mountains, rivers, beautiful coastline. We owe it to all Americans and to our children and grandchildren to protect and preserve our Commonwealth.
As a parent are you worried about the effects of climate change on your children and the children of Virginia?
As a parent, I am extremely concerned about the impact of climate change. We have an absolute obligation to address this real threat to our future.
Why is a bipartisan effort so important and how can these efforts be achieved in our politically polarizing culture?
It should not be a Democratic or Republican issue. We should be working together to ensure we leave a healthier and cleaner earth. I will continue to advocate with all my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
Is there anything you’d like to share that is important for Moms Clean Air Force members to know?
Please know that I believe groups like yours make all the difference. When delegates and senators see their constituents who are so passionate about a cause, I believe it really makes a difference.
State Senator A. Donald McEachin is a graduate of American University and the University Of Virginia School Of Law. In May of 2008, he received his Masters of Divinity degree from Samuel Proctor Theological Seminary at Virginia Union University. Senator McEachin is very active in the community, and is a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the NAACP, the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been appointed to several boards and commissions.
Back in 1996, Senator McEachin was first elected to public office, to the Virginia House of Delegates. In 2007, Senator McEachin was elected to the Virginia State Senate with an overwhelming victory. In the State Senate, he is proud to be a leader in non-discrimination, environmental protection, women’s rights, energy efficiency, public education and job creation.
The Senator and his lovely wife Colette are the parents of three wonderful children. They live in Henrico County. Colette is also an attorney with extensive experience, presently working in the Richmond City Commonwealth’s attorney’s office.