Jan 28, 2015/03:03 PM

Wash Post: Virginia lawmakers struggle with campus sexual assault policy


  RICHMOND — Virginia lawmakers on Thursday heard two hours of sometimes emotional testimony about campus sexual assault — and then threw up their hands.On the heels of high-profile cases of rape on college campuses, lawmakers are struggling with how to punish the perpetrators without taking away victims’ rights when they are most vulnerable. At issue is whether to require …

Jan 21, 2015/11:30 AM

University group protests student debt


Students gather in Richmond for Virginia Student Day of Action by Maddy Weingast | Jan 19 2015 |       The Cavalier Daily   Courtesy Richmond Times Dispatch College students from around the state gathered in Richmond Monday for the Virginia Student Day of Action against Student Debt at the General Assembly. The event was organized through the Virginia Student Power Network …

Jan 9, 2015/01:59 PM

Women’s Equality Coalition Announces Legislative Agenda


Women’s equality coalition announces legislative agenda By ALI MISLOWSKY and CRAIG ZIRPOLO Capital News Service | Posted: Friday, January 9, 2015 10:47 am RICHMOND — ProgressVA, the Virginia Latina Advocacy Network and other women’s rights and health advocacy groups launched the Women’s Equality Coalition on Thursday, announcing their legislative agenda for the 2015 General Assembly session. With support from the …

Jan 8, 2015/11:19 AM

New Job: Community Leadership Developer


Leadership Pipeline Developer – Alexandria, VA or Richmond, VA New Virginia Majority Education Fund New Virginia Majority Education Fund, in partnership with the Virginia Civic Engagement Table, is launching a statewide leadership development program. Over the next year, we are working to build key institutional capacities that set the stage for more unity, power, and impact. We will do this …

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Jan 8, 2015/11:15 AM

We are Hiring: Environmental Justice Organizer


Environmental Justice Organizer  - Portsmouth, VA 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 economic justice, environmental …

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Dec 15, 2014/01:29 PM

Governor McAuliffe Announces $28 Million in Funding for New Voting Machines


Governor McAuliffe Announces $28 Million in Funding for New Voting Machines across Virginia All precincts will be equipped with uniform, state-of-the-art voting machines for November 2015 elections Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he is including $28 million in his budget to provide new voting machines to precincts across Virginia so all polling places will have uniform, state-of-the-art equipment for …

Dec 4, 2014/04:02 PM

Join us in Hampton Roads this Weekend: The Tide is Turning: Climate Action Workshop


Are you seeing the effects of climate change NOW? Are you concerned for the future of Hampton Roads? Do you want to do something about it?   Come learn about the problem and how you can take action!   #vacleanpower On Saturday December 6th join others from Hampton Roads at                                          The Tide is Turning: Climate Action In Hampton Roads…a free workshop! …

Nov 24, 2014/11:18 AM

Taxicab Drivers Push for Job Security in Battle Against Uber


Rideshare regulation fight continues as taxi drivers push for job security  24 November 2014 By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The intense battle over rideshare regulations in the Old Dominion is far from over. This summer, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles caused quite a stir when it sent rideshare companies Uber and Lyft “cease and desist” letters for violating transportation …

Nov 20, 2014/12:46 PM

Students United: UVa student group protests outside Board of Visitors meeting

BOV UVA protests

By Derek Quizon | Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:00 pm BOV UVA protests The student group UVa Students United demonstrates outside a Board of Visitor meeting on Friday. Students expressed concerns over the public comment period at BOV meetings, tuition freeze and restoration of AccessUVa grant cuts. About 20 activists gathered outside Friday’s Board of Visitors meeting at the …

Nov 6, 2014/11:39 AM

Wash Post: Warner may have wooed wrong voters


On his way to a slim victory in a changing Va., Warner may have wooed wrong voters Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) is locked in a tight race with GOP challenger Ed Gillespie. Returns tabulated late Tuesday showed the race was too close to call, but that didn’t stop Warner from declaring victory. (AP) By Jenna Portnoy and Rachel Weiner …