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Welcome to the home page for the Delaware House Democratic Caucus. Here you will find updates about legislation, events and other information from the caucus' perspective.

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Latest News

Feb24

Calling voting a right and privilege that should be afforded to every Delawarean, Rep. Earl Jaques announced Tuesday that he will file legislation to increase participation in elections.

The draft measure would extend absentee voting to all eligible Delaware voters by removing several requirements limiting when a person can vote by absentee ballot. Under current law, absentee voting is limited to only those who are unable to physically make it to their polling place on Election Day. Those reasons are limited to eight situations, such as: in the Armed Forces, sick or physically disabled, on vacation or religious reasons.
Feb19

Lawmakers on Thursday announced a proposal designed to raise awareness of the risks involved with not immunizing school-aged children and to encourage families to have their children vaccinated.

Blog

A teacher in New York recently tweeted: “I taught in the South Bronx and students passed exams at 50 percent, now I am in the suburbs and they pass at 95 percent. I am the same teacher.” This simple example illustrates the fallacy of using standardized test scores to “grade” teachers. But teachers will be OK. They have professional associations to advocate for them.

When I was a boy growing up in Smyrna, I remember waking up in the middle of the night to the ringing of the telephone. My father would answer and tell the person on the other end of the line that he was on his way, then he’d put on his coat and head out the door.

He was going to the hospital to save someone’s life, but my father wasn’t a doctor or nurse. He was a lifetime donor and member of the Blood Bank of Delmarva, and since his blood type was rare, he was on a special list of members to call when someone was in dire need of blood, day or night.