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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Virginia’s New Budget 

On Friday, June 17, legislators came back to Richmond to debate Governor Glenn Youngkin’s amendments to the state budget. With the threat of a government shut down if they weren’t able to agree and pass something by July 1, legislators got down to business. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly in the newly […]

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Virginia Republicans Miss the Mark Again

It was sunny until it wasn’t. A group of us walked out of the theater building, laughing at something I can’t remember, when someone approached us and asked if we heard. Confusion set in. Then immediately we all started texting and making phone calls, checking on our people, trying to remember who had friends, boyfriends, […]

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Fed Up With What the GOP is Serving

I hope y’all are hungry because Virginia’s GOP is serving up a buffet of ridiculousness. We knew this session would be different – and difficult – without a trusted Democratic trifecta to lead the Commonwealth. So when it comes to the nonsense some GOP legislators are trying to push through the General Assembly, you can color us shocked, but NOT surprised. 

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Senator Kaine Presents a Long Game for Long-Covid

For two years we’ve been plagued by wave after wave of covid terror. It seems like a never ending cycle of not having enough resources, not enough believers, or in the majority of cases, not enough consideration for others to combat the spread of the fatal virus. Despite the loss of close to one million […]

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Celebrating Juneteenth

As a kid, going to family cookouts was my favorite thing to do over the summer. Since we lived further away, I only got to see my extended family a couple times a year, so I really cherished the experience. All of the kids in the family got to hang out with each other and […]

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Is Law Enforcement Using Technology to Invade Your Privacy?

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 […]

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The Hits Just Keep On Coming (Yes, This is About Governor Glenn)

Anyone who has ever had to care for young children knows a tantrum when they see one. It’s to be expected with kids. They’re still learning how to manage their emotions, how to cope when they don’t get their way. The hope is that eventually they learn the skills they need to grow out of […]

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5 (More) Things I Hate About Glenn Youngkin

You might have seen during election season that I really hate Glenn Youngkin. Unfortunately, unfathomably, he still won. And now…he’s our Governor.  Let’s just say that voters are having some regrets after 3 months of having him as Governor. So here’s 5 more things we can hate about Glenn Youngkin, governing edition.  He’s a petty […]

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CRT in Action: Part 2

Here are two Progress Virginia team members sharing how the intentional thought about race, or the lack thereof, had an enormous impact on their lives, and the lives of their children. 

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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.