Topic: Civil Rights

Nov 3, 2015/01:49 PM

Need Help Visiting Incarcerated Family or Friends for the Holidays?

Visiting Incarcerated Family and Friends in Virginia

If you have friends or family incarcerated in Virginia and need help visiting them for the Holidays?   Visit RIHD to learn more  @RIHD 2015 HOLIDAY TRANSPORTATION    November 27-29 & December 18-20 2-DAY VISITATION Van(s) Leave Friday 11pm and Return Sunday 10pm FROM:  The Shops at Willow Lawns McDonald’s Parking Lot  – 4423 South Laburnum Richmond, Virginia 23231

Oct 25, 2015/01:39 PM

Three-judge panel upholds boundaries in 12 House of Delegates districts


Three-judge panel upholds boundaries in 12 House of Delegates districts   Virginia State Capitol Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015 7:30 pm By ANDREW CAIN Richmond Times-Dispatch In a 2-1 ruling, a federal three-judge panel on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of 12 majority-black districts in the House of Delegates that plaintiffs said diluted the voting power of African-Americans. “The court holds …

Sep 1, 2015/05:13 PM

Join us Sept. 12th for our first-ever People’s Congress


Join us for New Virginia Majority’s first-ever People’s Congress We believe that everyone, especially communities of color, students and immigrant communities must be a part of the journey to transform Virginia into the Virginia we know it can be. We’re talking about creating a 21st century democracy based on compassion, opportunity, justice and freedom. During our first-ever People’s Congress, you’ll not only …

Aug 28, 2015/11:17 AM

‘Mobile Justice’ tour stops by Williamsburg


‘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


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


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


Sen. Tom Garrett Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:03 pm ALEX ROHR 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

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


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


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 …