What is Facial Recognition & How is it used? According to the Center for Strategic & International Studies, facial recognition is a way of using software to determine the similarity between two face images in order to evaluate a claim. To date, the technology is used for many different purposes. Our most common use for […]
What is CRT anyways? Part One
If you live in Virginia, it is virtually impossible to not have heard something, even the tiniest nugget of information or mention of Critical Race Theory, commonly referred to as CRT.
Virginia Educators, Students, and Families Applaud Move to Increase Teacher Pay
In a significant, necessary move to improve education throughout the Commonwealth, members of the Senate Education and Health Public Education Subcommittee voted to move forward SB157, Senator Ghazala Hashmi’s bill requiring teacher salaries to be at or above the national average.
Virginians Will Continue to Demand Pretrial Justice and Quality Representation for Everyone
In a pivotal step away from justice today, Virginia community members are concerned today after members of House Courts of Justice Committee Subcommittee #1 voted down HB369, Delegate Angelia Williams Graves’ bill requiring defendants to have access to a lawyer the very first time they appear before a judge.
Student Loan Borrowers in Virginia See Light at the End of a Long Tunnel of Debt
Navient has taken advantage of too many hard working people in our community who are now saddled with unaffordable student loan debt. Forgiving student loan debt is good for families, small businesses, and the economy as a whole. This is a good step in the right direction, but we must continue to push for student loan forgiveness for everyone.
No Mask or Vaccination Requirement for the General Assembly will Make It Difficult for Some Virginian’s to Make Their Voice Heard.
Richmond, Virginia—In a recently released outline issued by the House of Delegates and Speaker Designee Todd Gilbert to address COVID-19 policies and procedures during the 2022 Regular Session of the Virginia General Assembly, masks and vaccines are not mandatory. In the 7 page framework that lists various ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, such […]
ICYMI: Youngkin Once Again Prioritizes Wealthy Corporations Over People’s Needs with Selection of Andrew Wheeler as Secretary of Natural Resources
With his selection of Andrew Wheeler as Secretary of Natural Resources, Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has proven once again that he will line the pockets of corporate polluters instead of supporting the needs of our community.
Youngkin’s Tax Plan Will Undermine Support For Our Communities
Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin announced tax cuts that would decimate critical programs our families count on. Essential lifelines like schools, safety net programs, and health care access will be massively under-resourced under Youngkin’s tax plan.
ICYMI: Glenn Youngkin Will Pull Out of RGGI, Ignoring Impact of Climate Change on the Commonwealth
Glenn Youngkin formally announced that he will ignore the impact climate change is having on the Commonwealth, and instead will use executive action to end Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Virginia Communities Agree: Our Right To Abortion Should Not Be Up For Debate.
Everyone’s reproductive freedom is on the line right now. Never have we seen such vicious attacks on the right to abortion and access to it since Roe became the law of the land nearly 50 years ago.