Topic: Civil Rights

Aug 28, 2015/11:17 AM

‘Mobile Justice’ tour stops by Williamsburg

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‘Mobile Justice’ tour stops by Williamsburg Thursday The Virginia Gazette5:51 p.m. EDT, August 25, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — A coalition of groups aimed at improving restoration of rights for formerly incarcerated citizens will bring a tour bus to Williamsburg on Thursday. The 4th Mobile Justice Tour will stop at the Williamsburg Regional Library at 515 Scotland Street, with information and resources …


Aug 25, 2015/12:56 PM

Statewide Mobile Justice Tour Kicks off in Richmond

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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:30 pm BY RYAN McKINNON Richmond Times-Dispatch The Mobile Justice Tour rolled into town Tuesday, and its organizers led a small but lively seminar on criminal justice reform at the Richmond East End Branch Library. Lillie Branch-Kennedy, the founder and executive director of Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged, spoke for 90 minutes to an …


Aug 10, 2015/09:25 AM

Civil Rights Advocates Must Find Other Ways to Protect Voting Rights

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August 10, 2015 Guest Post by Tram Nguyen, Co-Executive Director, New Virginia Majority *This post is part of ACSblog’s symposium regarding the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The principle of our democracy rests on the idea that each person has a vote that is cast and counted equally, regardless of who they are or where they come from. Fifty years …


Aug 4, 2015/11:27 AM

Garrett, voter registrars express concerns over proposed changes to forms

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Sen. Tom Garrett Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:03 pm ALEX ROHR arohr@newsadvance.com A proposal that would change whether potential Virginia voters have to check a box indicating whether they are U.S. citizens brought complaints from throughout the commonwealth to the State Board of Elections on Tuesday. The proposal, under consideration by the board, no longer would require voter applicants …


Jun 30, 2015/11:24 AM

NVM Newsletter: Beating Back the Tea Party in Virginia

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NVM Staff with Steve Hertick, candidate for 79th District

Primary Elections 2015 Stopping the Tea Party’s Operation Monkeywrench II NVM MOBILIZES ELECTION WINS FOR PROGRESSIVES IN KEY PRIMARIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE How do you beat back the Tea Party and their support of a 30-year incumbent Democrat so entrenched in conservative policies that the Tea Party adopted him? Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize! In the June 9 Democratic primary race …


Jun 5, 2015/01:50 PM

NVM Local Candidates Questionnaire 2015

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2015 Candidate Questionnaire – Local Office  Thank you for participating in the New Virginia Majority candidate questionnaire and interview process. New Virginia Majority organizes to create a Virginia that is democratic, just, and sustainable.  We do this through organizing communities of color, women, working people, LGBTs, and youth; and through leadership development, strategic communications, legislative advocacy and electoral campaigns. New …

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Apr 20, 2015/01:47 PM

Va. election board orders voting machine replacement

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By Jenna Portnoy The Washington Post © April 15, 2015   RICHMOND The Virginia Board of Elections on Tuesday voted to scrap a type of voting machine used by dozens of local governments after identifying security concerns. The move leaves 30 counties and cities scrambling to replace hundreds of voting machines. Ten of those local governments have primary elections scheduled …


Apr 6, 2015/10:06 AM

NVM Applauds Virginia Supporting President’s Exec Action on Immigration

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April 6, 2015 New Virginia Majority Applauds State Supporting President’s Exec Action on Immigration Attorney General signs Amicus Brief supporting the president’s actions on DACA/DAPA Richmond –New Virginia Majority (NVM) applauds Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring decision to sign an amicus brief in support of efforts by 14 states, numerous civil rights and labor groups to defend President Obama’s executive …


Apr 3, 2015/09:57 AM

NVM Applauds Gov. McAuliffe “Banning the Box” in State Hiring Practices

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Gov. Signs Exec Order Banning the Box in State hiring

April 3, 2015 New Virginia Majority Applauds Governor McAuliffe’s Executive Order to “Ban the Box” in State Hiring Practices Richmond, VA – Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that state job applications would no longer include a question asking if a person has ever been convicted of a felony. The question on job applications often intimidates and discourages previously incarcerated individuals …


Mar 28, 2015/09:53 AM

New Virginia Majority Applauds Gov. McAuliffe’s Veto of Voter ID Bill

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Our Statement on Gov. McAuliffe’s Veto of HB1318 Richmond, VA – We applaud Governor McAuliffe for keeping our voting system free, fair, and accessible. Our democracy is strongest when we all have the opportunity to participate. The right to vote, to choose our leaders and to weigh in on issues affecting our lives is at the heart of what it means …