Topic: Politics

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 18, 2015/11:00 AM

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

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  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 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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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

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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

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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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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 ARLnow.com — 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

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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 …


May 22, 2015/11:28 AM

New Virginia Majority Endorses Steve Heretick for House of Delegates

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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 …