Topic: Politics

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 17, 2015/12:21 PM

Good news for LGBT supporters in Virginia primary results


Democrat Mark Levine likely to become third openly gay member of General Assembly By John Riley on June 10, 2015 @JohnAndresRiley Levine – Photo courtesy of Mark for Delegate Supporters of LGBT rights have a lot to celebrate after Tuesday’s primaries in Virginia resulted in the defeat of the last remaining anti-LGBT Democrat in the General Assembly in the Hampton Roads area …

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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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Jun 4, 2015/03:22 PM

Arlington County: Christian Dorsey: Why You Should Vote For Me

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  Christian Dorsey: Why You Should Vote For Me by — June 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm 14 Comments   Last week we asked the six Democratic Arlington County Board candidates to write a sub-750 word essay on why our readers should vote for them during the June 9 primary. Two County Board seats are up for grabs this year. …

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 …

May 22, 2015/11:28 AM

New Virginia Majority Endorses Steve Heretick for House of Delegates


New Virginia Majority Endorses Steve Heretick for House of Delegates 79th District Alexandria, VA—New Virginia Majority endorses candidate Steve Heretick for House of Delegates in the June 9th Democratic primary. Heretick is running to represent the 79th House of Delegates District that contains Portsmouth and parts of Norfolk. New Virginia Majority supports candidates who are champions of working families, who will …

May 22, 2015/11:25 AM

New Virginia Majority Endorses Christian Dorsey for Arlington County Board

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2015 New Virginia Majority Endorses Christian Dorsey for Arlington County Board Alexandria, VA—New Virginia Majority endorses candidate Christian Dorsey for the Arlington County Board. “We are delighted to support Christian Dorsey as he offers forward looking ideas to address critical needs for affordable housing, inclusive economic growth and participatory democracy.  We will be reaching out to …

May 22, 2015/09:53 AM

Wash Post: Challenger to Va. House speaker accuses him of ‘cheating’ in ballot rules


By Jenna Portnoy May 21 at 7:50 PM RICHMOND — The Republican challenger to Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell has accused him of quietly seeking a change to absentee-voting policy that she says he has been using to his benefit in the closing weeks of the most-watched primary of the state’s legislative contests this year.The race pits Howell, a …

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 …

Apr 6, 2015/10:06 AM

NVM Applauds Virginia Supporting President’s Exec Action on Immigration


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 …