Topic: NVM in the News

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 16, 2015/10:01 AM

Restorative Justice: Rethinking Punitive School Discipline


Rethinking Punitive School Discipline High school seniors Brooke Wilson and Cynthia Boateng call for policies that help, not harm Mistakes are as common as they are guaranteed. No matter who you are, and regardless of your particular walk in life, you are bound to stumble sometime. While no one aspires to blow it, one can only hope their mistakes are …

Apr 14, 2015/02:14 PM

UVA Students Turning to Lawmakers to Stop New Tuition Plan


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) – A student group at the University of Virginia is demanding state lawmakers stop the UVA Board of Visitors (BOV) from implementing a new tuition plan. LINK TO VIDEO: UVA Students United argues that the new plan will create a university that depends on more and more wealthy students to subsidize the ones who aren’t. The …

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 …

Apr 3, 2015/09:57 AM

NVM Applauds Gov. McAuliffe “Banning the Box” in State Hiring Practices

Gov. Signs Exec Order Banning the Box in State hiring

April 3, 2015 New Virginia Majority Applauds Governor McAuliffe’s Executive Order to “Ban the Box” in State Hiring Practices Richmond, VA – Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that state job applications would no longer include a question asking if a person has ever been convicted of a felony. The question on job applications often intimidates and discourages previously incarcerated individuals …

Apr 2, 2015/10:45 AM

VCU board weighs 3 percent rate increases: Virginia Students Protest Tuition increases


By KARIN KAPSIDELIS Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted 2 days ago Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduates would pay about 3 percent more in tuition and mandatory fees next year under proposals presented Tuesday to the board of visitors. The board was offered two tuition options during a work session on the $538.38 million budget plan for covering instructional programs and related costs. …

Mar 28, 2015/09:53 AM

New Virginia Majority Applauds Gov. McAuliffe’s Veto of Voter ID Bill


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 …

Mar 27, 2015/04:02 PM

April 7th: Join Us In Richmond to Build a Climate Justice Movement in Virginia


Building a Climate Justice Movement in Virginia Join us for a discussion about environmental and climate justice in Virginia. From mountaintop removal to sea level rise, we will examine how environmental threats are worsening the health and economic well being of our communities. We’ll explore solutions and discuss how groups are collaborating to fight for a clean energy economy that …

Mar 25, 2015/12:14 PM

U-Va. will raise tuition 11 percent next fall, one of highest increases in the nation


By Nick Anderson March 24 at 5:29 PM   The campus of the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday March 20, 2015. (Photo by J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post) The home-state price of entry at the University of Virginia will rise 11 percent next fall — one of the highest college tuition-and-fee increases in the nation — …

Mar 24, 2015/10:49 AM

UVA Students to Protest increase in tuition, lack of transparency


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Board of Visitors Considering Proposal That Would Drastically Raise Costs UVA Students United plans mobilization to fight increase in tuition, lack of transparency During its scheduled meeting Tuesday, Mar. 24 and Wednesday, Mar. 25, the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors (BOV) will be discussing a recommendation by the Financial Subcommittee of a “high tuition/high aid” affordability …