Topic: Civil Rights

Nov 6, 2014/11:39 AM

Wash Post: Warner may have wooed wrong voters

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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 …


Nov 2, 2014/11:28 AM

Effects of Virginia’s New Voter Photo ID Law on the Asian American Community

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October 27, 2014 By Jenny Chen   The humble photo ID. You show it at banks to deposit money. You show it at bars to get your drink. You show it before you board a plane. But in the last couple of years, the photo ID has been embroiled in a behind-the-scenes political tug of war. The tug of war …


Oct 29, 2014/10:27 PM

Virginia voting rights groups mobilize for Election Day and new photo ID law

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By Jenna Portnoy October 29 at 8:22 PM When Virginia’s new voter identification law goes into effect statewide Tuesday, voting rights groups will monitor select polling places to help people comply with the rules, which are among the nation’s strictest. For years, voters have been required to provide identification at the polls, but this year — for the first time …


Oct 27, 2014/06:01 PM

2014 Election Protection Trainings

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ELECTION PROTECTION TRAININGS   Thank you again for signing up to help with our Election Protection program this year. It is very important that we make sure that ALL eligible voters can cast their ballot. When you signed up to help out on Election Day we said we would be sending you more info regarding a 2 hour training this …


Oct 23, 2014/12:39 PM

Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

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By William Douglas McClatchy Washington Bureau October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls, a scramble is on to educate voters and election officials nationwide about a spate of new voting laws that could affect turnout and impact key gubernatorial and Senate races. The hodgepodge of education efforts, in states such as North …


Oct 7, 2014/02:04 PM

CAP: The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data

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CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data By Melissa Boteach and Shawn Fremstad | September 16, 2014 New data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show that four years into the economic recovery, there has been some progress in the poverty rate as it fell from 15 …


Sep 3, 2014/12:17 PM

Northern Virginia welcomes children from the border in the metropolitan area

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Washington D.C. ( Entravision ) – They plan a welcome for immigrant children who have been displaced from the border to our area. Lilian Mass with details. See Video Also see news coverage on Hola Cuidad! Deliver school supplies to unaccompanied children in Northern Virginia Authorities in northern Virginia are joined together with local organizations to offer a warm welcome …


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 …