Topic: Politics

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 …


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

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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

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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 …


Apr 6, 2015/10:06 AM

NVM Applauds Virginia Supporting President’s Exec Action on Immigration

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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 …


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 …


Feb 19, 2015/10:39 AM

Richmond – Join us for a private screening of Selma

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Join us in Richmond for a private screening

Fifty years ago, brave women and men from around the nation joined African Americans in the fight to secure their constitutional right to vote. Today, the struggle to defend our right to vote continues. The movie Selma tells the powerful and moving story of one of the major battles in American history for voting rights. As part of our celebration …


Feb 11, 2015/01:02 PM

Va. House approves ID requirement for absentee voting requested by mail

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By Jenna Portnoy February 9 RICHMOND — The Virginia House of Delegates on Monday passed a bill that would put additional limits on voting in a state where the laws are already among the most restrictive.Under the bill, voters would have to submit a copy of their photo identification when they apply by mail to vote by absentee ballot. Currently, …


Feb 2, 2015/03:56 PM

Buried in student debt?

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You’re not alone, and some Virginia legislators are trying to help Posted by: brad – Jan 22, 2015 “In high school I told my counselor I was undocumented and I remember he told me ‘students like you don’t go to college,’” said Giancarla Rojas in a meeting to help fight the student debt crisis many face here in Virginia. Rojas …