Topic: Civil Rights

Aug 20, 2014/11:40 AM

Voter ID: GOP win in Southwest Virginia Senate race secures Republican control of legislature

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Virginia Politics GOP win in Southwest Virginia Senate race secures Republican control of legislature By Laura Vozzella and Wesley Robinson August 19 at 10:35 PM RICHMOND — Republican A. Benton Chafin Jr. won a state Senate seat Tuesday that secured GOP control of the General Assembly, dimming Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s legislative prospects and erasing the last vestige of blue from …


Aug 7, 2014/06:08 PM

Virginia elections board makes voter ID requirements more stringent

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 The Washington Post By Jenna Portnoy August 7 at 8:23 AM Adding fuel to an already contentious debate over voter identification laws, Virginia’s State Board of Elections decided this week that voters must present a current photo ID or one that has expired within the past year to cast a ballot. The Republican-controlled board voted 2 to 0 Wednesday, with …


Aug 5, 2014/09:10 PM

Join Us For Climate Action Weekend: Aug 23-24

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Let’s Tackle Climate Change Together! Our communities see the effects of climate change every day – from increased flooding in Hampton Roads, to toxic fuel pollution concentrated in low-income communities where people can least afford health coverage, or communities in Richmond forced to breathe in low-quality air. This month, we will join with our friends from the Virginia Conservation Network …


Jul 23, 2014/06:56 PM

Virginia Rally In Support Of Medicaid Expansion with NC “Walking Mayor”

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RALLY TO EXPAND MEDICAID! Join us for a rally in Woodbridge this Saturday as we welcome the “Walking Mayor,” Adam O’Neal. He will be nearing the end of his 300-mile trek from Belhaven, NC to Washington, DC that highlights the impact of closing the coverage gap on local communities. O’Neal became an outspoken critic of the failure to expand Medicaid …

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Jul 16, 2014/09:59 AM

Nguyen: Making voting hassle-free

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Nguyen: Making voting hassle-free PILOTONLINE.COM By Tram Nguyen © July 16, 2014 The principle of American democracy rests on the idea that each person has a vote that is cast and counted equally, regardless of who they are or where they come from. There’s no haggling over the rights of any registered voter to vote, and any attempt to do …


Mar 12, 2013/01:47 PM

Advocacy groups urge McDonnell to veto voter ID bills | Augusta Free Press

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The ACLU of Virginia and more than a dozen other groups concerned about voting rights today sent a letter to Governor Bob McDonnell urging him to veto legislation that imposes stricter identification requirements at the polls, which the groups expect will limit eligible voters’ access on Election Day. Read more here.

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Feb 4, 2013/08:10 PM

Report: Richmond’s Healthcare for All Townhall Meeting

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By Noah Feldman On a cold, windy night in Richmond more than 25 people showed to talk about what we can do to extend Medicaid to more than 400,000 Virginians this year. The event was incredibly exciting. Prominent members of the Healthcare field were there as well as people in the community who care deeply about the struggle. We held …

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Nov 14, 2012/01:59 PM

From Margin to Center*: Virginia and the New Southern Battleground

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by Jon Liss For 50 years Virginia and the South have been relegated to political backwater on the margins of history.   With our racially polarized voting patterns, systemic disenfranchisement of people of color, relative absence of unions or social justice institutions, and two dominant political parties generally competing for the same mythic white middle class male voter – no one …


Oct 9, 2012/10:16 PM

400,000 Virginians that Definitely won’t Turnout on November 6th

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Over 7% of Virginia’s adults are denied their most fundamental democratic right – the right to vote.


Sep 12, 2012/06:39 PM

Cornel and Tavis live! Watch here.

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Watch live as Cornel West and Tavis Smiley talk about what we all can do to fight poverty and win a better Virginia. Stay tuned at 11am as our very own Tram Nguyen takes the stage. Broadcasting live with Ustream