Topic: Voter Organizing

Oct 19, 2015/08:58 AM

Immigration, Demographics Slowly Change Virginia Politics


Public News Service – VA » October 19, 2015 Listen to audio here Immigration, Demographics Slowly Change Virginia Politics RICHMOND, Va. – With new voters migrating to the state, observers say Virginia is very gradually trending in a progressive direction. Jon Liss, co-executive director with New Virginia Majority, says more immigrants, people of color and other traditionally liberal voters help …

Oct 6, 2015/03:39 PM

Votes Matter! Join @NewVAMajority this weekend for the kick-off of our voter registration drive


VOTES MATTER! Simply by voting, we magnify our voices to a level where politicians can hear us! Join us this weekend for the kick off of our Voter Registration Drive! There are millions of people across the nation eligible to vote who are not REGISTERED or simply don’t vote! Yet, some elections in Virginia have been decided by less than …

Oct 2, 2015/11:29 AM

Join Us for the Oct. 6th-Alexandria City Council Candidates Forum


Alexandria City Council Candidates Forum Oct. 6 Event Provides Voters Opportunity to Hear Directly from Candidates on Key Issues Alexandria—On Oct. 6, candidates sparring for advantage in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections will engage the public at the Cora Kelly Recreation Center. The forum sponsored by Tenants and Workers United (TWU), the Alexandria NAACP and the Parent Leadership Training Institute …

Sep 8, 2015/02:30 PM

Virginia – Become a part of the NAACP’s Journey for Justice

Journey for Justice

Become a part of the NAACP’s Journey for Justice in Virginia NAACP Journey for Justice (#JusticeSummer) is most in need of the following: [RICHMOND ACTIVITIES]           * Attendance at the Rally on Sept. 10th at Virginia Union University Bell Tower (1500 N. Lombardy Street) @  6 PM to 7:30 PM * Marchers to join on Sept. 11 …

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 18, 2015/11:00 AM

Redistricting session an insiders’ game, say groups pushing for reforms

Virginia State Capitol

  Virginia lawmakers to redraw congressional districts during special session Monday in Richmond POSTED: 08:00 PM EDT Aug 14, 2015   RICHMOND, Va. -State lawmakers return to Richmond on Monday, to redraw the lines for Virginia’s congressional districts.But groups pushing for redistricting reform aren’t impressed with the process. A federal court found that state lawmakers concentrated minority voters in Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District to limit their …

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 …

May 22, 2015/11:34 AM

Help Us Find the Next Gen. of Virginia Progressive Leaders


Do you know a grassroots activist or budding community leader who’s ready to expand their impact? We’d love for them to become a part of the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project (VAPLP). VAPLP represents an individualized leadership development program to empower experienced activists and community organizers by enhancing their skills, while connecting them to resources that help prepare them for greater …

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 …