Press Release

Republicans Vote to Lower Minimum Wage for Workers Under 18 

Richmond, Virginia—Republican members of the House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee #1 voted today to pass HB1669, a bill that would lower the minimum wage to $9 an hour for any worker who is under the age of 18 years old. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Danny Marshall, unfairly discriminates against youth workers, and it is […]

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Members of Senate Subcommittee Pass Right To Vote Amendment 

Richmond, Virginia—Returning citizens and their families are excited to see that Democratic members of the Senate Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #1 passed Senator Mamie Locke’s SJ223, which would grant all returning citizens the right to vote after completion of their sentence. This is the first step towards restoring civil rights for people who have been […]


Get Ready for the General Assembly Session

By Ashleigh Crocker It’s December, so you might be drinking hot chocolate, decorating a tree, lighting a menorah, shopping til you drop, spending time with family, or marking the holiday season with your own special traditions. But for us at Progress Virginia, December means something else too: it’s time to get ready for the General […]