Jul 9, 2015/09:17 AM

Clean Power Plan Benefits Virginia’s Low Income Communities


EMBARGOED until 10 a.m. EDT July 9 News Release                                                              Contact: Malik Russell 703-589-0856 July 9, 2015 Clean Power Plan Benefits Virginia’s Low Income Communities Both Economically and Environmentally Says New Report Richmond – According to a new report from Public Citizen, Virginia’s electricity consumers will see much-needed savings via the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The …

Jun 30, 2015/11:28 AM

Newsletter: Fighting for Cleaner Air and Energy in Virginia

L-R, Glen Besa, Quan Williams, Alexei Laushkin

Fighting for Cleaner Air and Energy in Virginia     “We realized that when we look at criminal justice, when we look at voting (rights), all of those issues are really important – but if we don’t have a planet to live on—none of those other issues will even matter,” Quan Williams  Watch Here on YouTube   Chester, VA—in the …

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 22, 2015/01:39 PM

We’re Hiring! Environmental Justice Organizer – Portsmouth, VA


Environmental Justice Organizer  - Portsmouth, VA New Virginia Majority New Virginia Majority (NVM) is Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization that mobilizes and organizes voters of color and residents across the state. Our year-round approach to organizing involves mass scale voter outreach, linked to ongoing community organizing campaigns and intensive leadership development. Acknowledging the importance of climate change to racial and …

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 8, 2015/03:31 PM

Uber Questioned in Australia: Jon Liss Interview


Ride sharing regulations See Jon Liss interview (video) here Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 08/06/2015 Reporter: Ben Knight Uber is promising to create 20,000 new jobs in Australia this year and is lobbying state governments to introduce laws which legalise and regulate ride sharing. But in the United States, taxi driver unions are pushing for tougher rules on the way Uber …

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

Christian Dorsey

  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


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 …