Topic: Civil Rights

Oct 23, 2014/12:39 PM

Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws


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


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 11, 2014/07:43 AM

New Job: Seeking Youth Organizer


Youth Organizer Tenants and Workers United Tenants and Workers United has a 27 year history as Virginia’s leading low-income community-based organization.  We bring together communities of color – youth, workers, women – through campaigns that win real changes that improve people’s lives and address root causes of poverty and oppression. TWU is looking to hire a part-time youth organizer to …

Sep 3, 2014/12:17 PM

Northern Virginia welcomes children from the border in the metropolitan area


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


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


 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


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”


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


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


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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