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Youngkin’s Move on EVs Is Reckless, Costly, and Probably Illegal

Richmond, VA-–Despite his party’s failed attempt to roll back Virginia’s best-in-class emissions standards in the last legislative session, today Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Virginia would no longer be permitted to enforce the robust emission standards voted on by the General Assembly in 2021 and instead, would be required to return to the more lax […]

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Conservatives Can’t Keep Blaming Immigrants for Everything

By Kierra Johnson Conservatives are blaming marginalized people for social problems again, and this week it’s because of a terrible, yet isolated crime that was reported over the weekend. Hiuder Pedro Javier Sacul Caal, who is a 21-year-old undocumented migrant, was arrested over the weekend for the sexual assault of a minor. If the alleged […]

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Pop Politics (A Taylor Swift Playlist)

by Kimberly Nario Okay okay okay. WAIT. Just hear me out. Before you jump in the comments, know that I have several friendship bracelets, I have seen Eras Tour four times (on screen, duh), and maybe I’ve listened to Down Bad multiple times a day for however many days it has been since April 19. […]

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ICYMI: Glenn Youngkin Is Required To Appoint a DEI Director. Why Hasn’t He?

Richmond, VA-–On Monday, Governor Glenn Youngkin, whose office once declared that “DEI is dead,” found himself signing a state spending bill that apportioned $3.6 million to the Office of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion. The bill also mandated that Governor Youngkin must return the word “equity” to the office title after attempting to change the office’s name to […]

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Campus Police Are Arresting Your Children

by shay bell On Monday, April 29th, students of VCU, as well as others, gathered on campus in a peaceful demonstration of solidarity with the Palestinians suffering a horrific genocide in Gaza. The gathering was a nonviolent communion of students and community members across Richmond. That was until, of course, the cops came.  VCU police […]

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Progress Virginia Condemns Violent Crackdown on Peaceful Campus Protests

Richmond, Virginia—Progress Virginia stands in solidarity with the protesters at Virginia Tech, University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Commonwealth University who were arrested, tear-gassed and threatened by armed law enforcement officers for engaging in their Constitutional rights of free speech and free assembly. Virginia student protesters are part of a greater national movement calling for an […]

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 3 Things I’d Like to See in a Budget Deal

By Ashleigh Crocker  It’s been fun watching Senator Louise Lucas dunk on Governor Glenn Youngkin over the budget the last few weeks. Democrats in the House and Senate want to give teachers and school staff raises, fund schools, ensure corporations pay their fair share in taxes, and legalize marijuana. Governor Youngkin doesn’t want to do […]

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Governor Youngkin’s Tax Plan: More Money For His Rich Friends, Higher Costs For Everyone Else

Richmond, Virginia—Working families in our community would pay more for everything from a bar of soap to their Netflix subscription under Governor Youngkin’s tax package, while the top 1% of earners would enjoy a nearly $10,000 tax cut. Today, we’re celebrating that the Senate Finance Committee saw through the Governor’s campaign rhetoric and voted SB […]

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Glenn Youngkin Marches With the March for Life While Democrats Pass Lifesaving Bills

Richmond, Virginia—While legislators debated life-saving gun violence prevention bills in the General Assembly, Governor Glenn Youngkin decided that his time would be better spent marching with the far-right extremists during the March for Life, doubling down on his plans for a ban on abortion. Bills attempting to restrict abortion access have largely failed in the […]

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Lt. Governor Winsome Sears Misgenders Senator, Offers Non-Apology Apology

Richmond, Virginia—When Lieutenant Governor  Winsome Sears referred to Senator Danica Roem, the first transgender person elected to the Virginia legislature, as “sir” on the Senate floor today, she added to her long, ignominious record of transphobic remarks and anti-LGBTQ+ views. Roem, who served as the Delegate from Manassas from 2018-2024 and was elected to the […]