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Grocery Store Workers and Advocates Urge Governor Northam to Sign Bill to Increase to Minimum Wage

Workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic joined a video call this afternoon to urge Governor Northam to sign HB395, an increase to the minimum wage, into law. When
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Activists Celebrate as Reproductive Health Protection Act Passes Senate Committee

This morning, dozens of reproductive health activists were out in full force at the Senate Education and Health Committee hearing on the Reproductive Health Protection Act. The committee reported the
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Virginians Reject Trump/Pence Health Care Budget Cuts as Vice President Pence Visits Hampton Roads

Hampton, Virginia—Vice President Mike Pence will visit Hampton today. The visit comes just a few days after the Trump/Pence budget unveiling humongous proposed cuts to health care funding, including Medicare,
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At Crossover, Activists Celebrate as Progressive Policy Victories Sail Through Both Chambers

Richmond, Virginia—At crossover, it is clear that the hard work progressive activists have been doing for years is finally paying off. Legislation to expand access to abortion, make voting easier
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ICYMI: Small Business Owners Come Out In Support of a $15 Minimum Wage

Richmond, Virginia—As lawmakers debate the merits of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, small business owners are coming out in support of the measure. Small business owners know
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Virginians Celebrate as Virginia Values Act Passes Both House and Senate

SB868 and HB1663 Prohibit Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Virginians are celebrating as the Virginia Values Act passed both the House and Senate this week. The bills,
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Reproductive Health Equity Act Passes Passes Another Hurdle Towards Becoming Law

Members of the Senate Education and Health Committee voted to send Senator Mamie Locke’s Reproductive Health Equity Act, SB917, to a workgroup for further study by a vote of 14-0. This
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Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition Celebrates the Passage of the Reproductive Health Protection Act in the Senate

Advocates Thank Countless Champions in the Senate and House for Paving the Way for the Reproductive Health Protection Act to Pass Today  Today, the Reproductive Health Protection Act (SB733) passed
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Virginians One Step Closer to Ensuring Abortion Access for All With Reproductive Health Equity Act Being Sent To Workgroup For Study

Members of the House Health Welfare and Institutions Committee voted to send HB1445, Delegate Marcia Price’s Reproductive Health Equity Act, to a workgroup for further study. This will allow legislators to
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