Topic: Politics

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 …

Oct 21, 2015/02:39 PM

ABC8: Senate candidates debate gun control, other topics at VCU


Senate candidates debate gun control, other topics at VCU Parker Slaybaugh, 8News Reporter Published: October 20, 2015, 11:31 pm RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Four candidates from the 10th Senate district squared off Tuesday night in a town hall debate at VCU. Watch Video here: Election day is just two weeks away, and political watchers from all across the state are …

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 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 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 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 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 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 …