News from the 93rd: November 2nd Newsletter

It’s November, which means Election Day, Flu season, and Thanksgiving are just around the corner! Keep reading for updates from the 93rd District, a recap of October, and news from across the Commonwealth.

Flu Shots and Covid Boosters

Flu season generally ramps up at the end of October and can last through May, so it’s best to get your flu shot early to be protected all season. No-cost flu vaccines are available at retail pharmacies and urgent care locations now through April 30, 2023. Find an in-network community care provider by choosing a location in the drop down menu of the VA locator. Choose from one of nearly 70,000 in-network retailers.

In addition, the new bivalent COVID-19 booster is also widely available now, including pharmacies and doctor’s offices. Peninsula Health District offers weekly COVID-19/ Flue walk-up vaccination events (appointments are recommended) for folks planning to get the new booster soon. Please call 757-594-8482 to schedule your appointment.

Apply for Student Loan Debt Relief and Avoid Scams

The initial Student Loan Debt Relief application is now OPEN! CLICK HERE

As a reminder, the relief is limited to people who made less than $125,000, or married couples or heads of households who earned under $250,000, in either 2020 or 2021. The application only requires basic information, including name, birth date, Social Security number, phone number and an e-mail address. Borrowers will not need to provide what is known as an FSA ID to log into the application, nor will they need to upload any documents, including tax records.

To avoid scams related to student loan forgiveness follow these do’s and don’ts from the U.S. Department of Education. Check out this guide on the Federal Student Aid website for more information on how to protect yourself from scams.

November 8th is Election Day!

Though Virginia state elections are not this year, many local elected officials and all members of the U.S. House of Representatives are on the ballot in this important election in November. Recent legislation in Virginia has moved all local elections, normally in May to November. 

Whether in person or by mail, all Virginia voters are able to submit their ballots early. Make sure you are registered to vote, either by visiting this link or by visiting your local registrar’s office.

Early in-person voting ends Saturday, November 5th! You can check the websites of your local registrar’s office (James City CountyNewport NewsWilliamsburgYork) to find more information of where to go for in-person voting.

On Election Day polls are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Visit I Will Vote to check your polling location and make a plan to vote.

October Highlights in the Community

Celebrated Anheuser-Busch‘s 50 years of brewing in Williamsburg with a tour and the Clydesdale!
Attended Soundscapes Gala to provide daily music education to students in Newport News
Supporting Stacy Kern for Williamsburg CityCouncil with the Historic Triangle Dems
WJCC Indivisiable Women’s March Rally through New Town with Herb Jones
Newport News breaks ground on phase two of housing for Choice Neighborhoods Initiative
Welcoming back Congresswoman Elaine Luria to the Peninsula with Del. Shelly Simonds
October is POTS Awareness month!
Mel Pruett held a roundtable with POTS survivors to share their stories with legislators
Guest judge of the 4th Annual undergraduate and graduate Thesis Throwdown at CNU
Celebrated Knocktober with Newport News Democratic City Committee

In the News:

WY Daily: Anheuser-Busch Announces $20 Million Investment into Williamsburg Facility

WAVY 10: Biden to pardon all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession

Daily Press: Newport News breaks ground on mixed-use development project

News Desk: Williamsburg Center for Contemporary Art (WCAC) has announced the winners of its regional juried exhibition

WYDAILY: New Senior Living Community Breaks Ground on Victory Boulevard

Peninsula Chronicle: More I-64 Widening On The Way

Daily Press: Sea level rise, coastal resiliency and climate change a national security issue 

VA Peninsula Media: Fly to Florida from the Peninsula 

Daily Press: A pillar of our community: Former Newport News Mayor Joe Frank dies at 79

As always, thank you for reading! Keep connected with our office by calling (757) 525-9526, emailing, or @mikemullin4va on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Be well,