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 16, 2015/10:01 AM

Restorative Justice: Rethinking Punitive School Discipline

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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

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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: http://www.nbc29.com/story/28790283/uva-students-turning-to-lawmakers-to-stop-new-tuition-plan?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11385433 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

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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 …


Apr 3, 2015/09:57 AM

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

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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

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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. …