Mar 27, 2015/04:02 PM

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

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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

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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

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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 …


Mar 20, 2015/11:58 AM

Richmond Hearing on Payday Loans -March 26

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Join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for a Hearing on Payday Loans at the Richmond Convention Center At 12 p.m. Thursday March 26th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will hold a field hearing on payday lending in Richmond, VA, at the Richmond Convention Center. Please attend if you can, and pass the word in any case. The CFPB is working on new …


Mar 17, 2015/12:39 PM

Elect legislators who support clean air

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Elect legislators who support clean air Editor, Times-Dispatch: Virginia’s General Assembly session is over. Now what? As Virginia’s lawmakers move forward from this year’s session and prepare fundraising campaigns to keep their jobs, it is a prime time to reflect on which legislators the people of the commonwealth should vote to rehire in November. Richmond has been the asthma capital …


Mar 10, 2015/12:43 PM

NVM is Seeking a Development Associate

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Development Associate   New Virginia Majority (NVM) is Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization.  We mobilize and organize 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.  NVM is currently expanding its team. We are seeking a conscious and skilled individual with a …


Feb 23, 2015/10:11 AM

Wash Post: New regulations for Uber and Lyft open the door for expansion

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By Luz Lazo February 21   The days of Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-sharing services’ uncertain legal status in the Washington area are nearly over — at least in the District and Virginia.New regulatory frameworksfor the growing industry are soon to be in place in the two jurisdictions allowing the services to operate legally.“They’ll probably say these regulations are …


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 13, 2015/03:22 PM

Audio: The Uber Economy: a race to the bottom?

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Labor Pains Podcast Interview with Jon Liss

Latest Episode (listen now) The Uber Economy: a race to the bottom? A discussion with NVM’s Jon Liss The ride sharing service Uber has been in the news a lot recently, and most of the attention has been negative. On one hand, many riders are very satisfied with the service, that is when they’re not being charged surge prices. But …


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, …