Topic: Voter Organizing

May 22, 2015/11:34 AM

Help Us Find the Next Gen. of Virginia Progressive Leaders

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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

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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 …


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 …


Jan 8, 2015/11:15 AM

We are Hiring: Environmental Justice Organizer

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Environmental Justice Organizer  - Portsmouth, VA New Virginia Majority (NVM) is Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization that mobilizes and organizes voters of color and residents across the state. Our year-round approach to organizing involves mass scale voter outreach, linked to ongoing community organizing campaigns and intensive leadership development. Acknowledging the importance of climate change to racial and economic justice, environmental …

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Nov 2, 2014/11:28 AM

Effects of Virginia’s New Voter Photo ID Law on the Asian American Community

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October 27, 2014 By Jenny Chen   The humble photo ID. You show it at banks to deposit money. You show it at bars to get your drink. You show it before you board a plane. But in the last couple of years, the photo ID has been embroiled in a behind-the-scenes political tug of war. The tug of war …


Oct 29, 2014/10:27 PM

Virginia voting rights groups mobilize for Election Day and new photo ID law

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By Jenna Portnoy October 29 at 8:22 PM When Virginia’s new voter identification law goes into effect statewide Tuesday, voting rights groups will monitor select polling places to help people comply with the rules, which are among the nation’s strictest. For years, voters have been required to provide identification at the polls, but this year — for the first time …


Oct 27, 2014/06:01 PM

2014 Election Protection Trainings

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ELECTION PROTECTION TRAININGS   Thank you again for signing up to help with our Election Protection program this year. It is very important that we make sure that ALL eligible voters can cast their ballot. When you signed up to help out on Election Day we said we would be sending you more info regarding a 2 hour training this …


Oct 23, 2014/12:39 PM

Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

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By William Douglas McClatchy Washington Bureau October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls, a scramble is on to educate voters and election officials nationwide about a spate of new voting laws that could affect turnout and impact key gubernatorial and Senate races. The hodgepodge of education efforts, in states such as North …


Aug 20, 2014/11:40 AM

Voter ID: GOP win in Southwest Virginia Senate race secures Republican control of legislature

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Virginia Politics GOP win in Southwest Virginia Senate race secures Republican control of legislature By Laura Vozzella and Wesley Robinson August 19 at 10:35 PM RICHMOND — Republican A. Benton Chafin Jr. won a state Senate seat Tuesday that secured GOP control of the General Assembly, dimming Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s legislative prospects and erasing the last vestige of blue from …


Aug 7, 2014/06:08 PM

Virginia elections board makes voter ID requirements more stringent

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 The Washington Post By Jenna Portnoy August 7 at 8:23 AM Adding fuel to an already contentious debate over voter identification laws, Virginia’s State Board of Elections decided this week that voters must present a current photo ID or one that has expired within the past year to cast a ballot. The Republican-controlled board voted 2 to 0 Wednesday, with …