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, 2014/01:39 PM

New Job: Canvass Director


  CANVASS DIRECTOR Virginia New Majority is Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization mobilizing and organizing thousands of voters and residents across the state. We bring together communities of color, women, youth, and seniors through mass scale voter outreach, direct action, community organizing campaigns and intensive leadership development.  We are building a movement for social, gender and racial justice in Virginia, …

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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 …

Jul 10, 2014/04:00 PM

Group presents sea-level rise proposals for Virginia


Associated Press Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:02 PM NORFOLK (AP) – Cutting carbon emissions and buffering Virginia’s shoreline are crucial to heading off future flooding and coastal damage likely to be caused by sea level rise, an environmental group said Wednesday. Using a flood-prone church near downtown Norfolk as a backdrop, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network called on …

May 7, 2014/04:17 PM

Arlington Cab Drivers Rally Against Uber X


(Updated at 5:55 p.m.) Nearly a hundred Arlington (Va.) taxi drivers crowded into the County Board offices Thursday afternoon, asking county policymakers to take action against UberX. UberX, which launched in D.C. last summer, is a smartphone app that connects users with drivers who use their personal vehicles to give on-demand rides. It presents itself as a “better, faster, cheaper” alternative to …

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Apr 25, 2014/10:14 AM

Va. gov. changes policies on felons’ voting rights | Washington Post


By Associated Press, Published: April 18 RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Friday that will make it easier for violent felons and drug offenders to regain their voting rights. “We believe that once an individual has served their time and fully paid their debt to society, they should have their civil rights restored without any additional burdens or punishments,” said …

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Dec 21, 2013/07:27 PM

Candidata Demócrata Apoya a los Latinos | Telemundo


Una posición se abrió en el senado estatal cuando el ahora ex Senador Mark Herring fue elegido para ser el nuevo fiscal general de Virginia. Read more here.

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