January 20, 2021
Happy New Year!
We made it! What an exciting day! We celebrate the dawning of a new day with the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and their incoming administration. With this day, I look forward to working toward one country, one destiny with a more united America.
We are now turning the corner and not looking back. Our country will begin to mend. Our community will become stronger together. I am grateful to serve you as a member of the Alexandria City Council, and with your support, I look forward to continuing as your representative for another term.
The COVID-19 coronavirus blindsided us. Not since the Spanish Flu of 1918 has a virus been so debilitating, paralyzing our global community. It has been a long 10 months to this point, but with the production and distribution of a vaccine, we are at a turning point. We will look back on this health crisis, education crisis, economic crisis, knowing our City will be stronger because of how we reacted to the challenge. These obstacles have also brought our social and racial injustices into laser focus and beg for acknowledgement and balance at every level of government. This work must happen now in our own community for the waves of change to go beyond our shores. Our race and social equity resolution, ALL Alexandria, will hopefully bring the tides of hope, healing, and education as we look to a future with a united community and the goal of assurance of equity and equality for ALL Alexandria.
We still have a lot to do to move our City forward with stable, sensible growth. We have committed to our children with early childhood programming and building new schools. We have committed to public health measures to ensure we get our City completely open for business safely, effectively, and efficiently. We have continued to commit to our community and to our environment. In order to continue this very important work, I need your support. Please contribute to my campaign, so I can continue working for you.
As always, I welcome your ideas. Please visit my website at www.amyjacksonva.com and follow my social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AmyJacksonVA). Contributions may be made using links in this email, my website or the mailing address at the bottom of this message. Thank you for your support!
Be well. Stay safe. #MaskUpALX
Amy B. Jackson
Amy B. Jackson for
Alexandria City Council
Thank you for your support!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2021
Alexandria Councilwoman Amy B. Jackson Reacts to the
Implementation of the City’s Phase 1b COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution for Teachers
Alexandria, VA – Today, Alexandria City Councilwoman Amy B. Jackson, who is a former FCPS educator and the only mother on the Alexandria City Council of two elementary school age students attending ACPS who are virtually learning from home, applauds the roll out of the Phase 1b COVID-19 Vaccination in Alexandria today.
“I deeply regret that I was not able to attend today’s event and stand along side the Governor of Virginia, Mayor, City Manager, Health Director, and ACPS Superintendent and ACPS staff in our unified stance of strength and support for the implementation of administering the COVID-19 Phase 1b vaccination distribution throughout our City,” states Councilwoman Amy Jackson.
“As the mom of two young children attending ACPS virtual learning program from home, it does not escape me that this is happening during school hours which does not allow me to be in attendance of this celebratory occasion,” Jackson said. “It’s been a long 10 months to get to this point, but this is the turning point. We will look back on this health crisis, economic crisis, in our City, and know we will be stronger because of how we reacted to this challenge. I, along with so many other parents and educators, am optimistic at this turn of events this health crisis is taking with the allowance of this medical miracle. I am hopeful this is the point at which now a solid strategic plan will be realized for the re-opening of our City’s public schools.”
Jackson continues, “Our family has been in the high risk category since the beginning of this global pandemic, and as a mother who is negotiating childcare issues as well as an elected city legislator, it continues to be a privilege to serve this great city, through electronic means when necessary. We, as a City, have proven that we are able to succinctly commence the 1b Covid-19 dosage to our healthcare workers, first responders, public safety employees, the elder population, and ACPS educators – a welcome relief to our community without a skip in the beat of governance. I celebrate surmounting this obstacle with our community, from our virtual school here at home,” Jackson adds.
Councilwoman Amy Jackson concludes, “I am proud and grateful to those on the front lines here in Alexandria and around our Commonwealth, who are working with our children; working to get us through this global, national, local health crisis. Please continue to be safe: wash your hands, continue social distancing guidelines, use the Rule of 10 for gathering, stay within your family unit, stay home if you can, use takeout from local restaurants, and #MaskUpALX.”