Bill Text: VA SR158 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Fay Dutkin Slotnick.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-09 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR158ER) [SR158 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SR158-Enrolled.html

 Celebrating the Life of Fay Dutkin Slotnick.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 23, 2019


WHEREAS, Fay Dutkin Slotnick, a pillar of the Alexandria community, beloved mother, and civil rights activist, passed away in the company of family and friends on February 20, 2019; and

WHEREAS, born in Philadelphia, Fay Slotnick was a graduate of Temple University and Rutgers School of Law before raising her family in New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, Fay Slotnick and her husband, Jack, relocated to Alexandria, Virginia in 1996, immediately becoming active in a number of organizations in the community; and

WHEREAS, serving as an essential member of the local political community, Fay Slotnick was an active member of the Alexandria Democratic Committee, serving on the Executive Committee, and working as a legislative aide to City Council Member, Joyce Woodson; and

WHEREAS, a staunch supporter of local artists, Fay Slotnick served as a board member of Friends of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria; and

WHEREAS, Fay Slotnick served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for at-risk children in Alexandria, listening to and advocating for their rights and best interests; and

WHEREAS, a fierce defender for fairness, diversity, equality, and inclusion, Fay Slotnick was a Board Member of the ACLU of Virginia, fighting for civil liberties for all; and

WHEREAS, believing in the power of every voice, Fay Slotnick was a founding member, and later Executive Director, and Board Chair of the Alexandria Parent Leadership Training Institute, which empowers and trains parents to become societal and policy leaders for the best interests of their children; and

WHEREAS, Fay Slotnick will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by her husband, Jack, her three children, Phyllis, Jennifer, and Steven; her four grandchildren, Aaron, Sean, Sydney Lynn, and Jacob; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Fay Dutkin Slotnick, a champion for fairness and inclusion in the Alexandria community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Fay Dutkin Slotnick, as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's respect for her memory.