Discover the latest press releases and organizational announcements direct from the source.

Virginians Protest in Support of Abortion Access  

On Saturday afternoon, thousands of Virginians met at Monroe Park for the Bans Off Our Bodies protest to lift up their voices in support of abortion access.
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ICYMI: Responding to Mental Health Crises with Licensed Mental Health Workers Works!

Alexandria, Virginia—The Alexandria Co-Response Program (ACORP), which has been up and running since September 2021, has responded to over 100 calls since its inception and has proved to be a
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Abortion is Still Legal; Virginians Are Ready to Fight For their Reproductive Rights

Monday, a leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was shared that explicitly overturns fifty years of Supreme Court precedent of Roe v. Wade.
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Glenn Youngkin’s Push To Ban Accurate History is About Making Money for The Carlyle Group

As Governor, Glenn Youngkin purportedly works for people who live in Virginia, but it has come to light that it seems like he’s still working to better the bottom line for The Carlyle Group, where he was co-CEO before running for Governor and remains a current stockholder.
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ICYMI: New Lawsuit Affirms Virginians Cannot Trust Youngkin

On Wednesday, multiple media outlets, including The Washington Post, filed a lawsuit against Glenn Youngkin for violating the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to release records related to the tip line he established. The wildly unpopular tip line, which has set parents and teachers against each other and left educators feeling intimidated and unsupported, was created for parents to use as a tool for reporting Virginia educators who are teaching “divisive” concepts in their classrooms.
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ICYMI: Youngkin Blows Through Fifty Thousand Dollars of Taxpayer Money and Accomplishes Nothing

On Monday, Virginia legislators gathered for a Special Session ordered by Governor Glenn Youngkin. Lawmakers were tasked with passing a state budget that would invest into our communities and expand work geared towards creating a Commonwealth where everyone can thrive, regardless of their race, gender identity, immigration status, zip code, or income level. However, after less than 2 hours, meetings in the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia were adjourned without the House and Senate budget conferees even meeting.  
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ICYMI: Improving Our Response to Mental Health Crises is Imperative

SB361, which recently passed both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate, will make participation in the Marcus alert system optional. The Marcus Alert passed the Virginia General Assembly in 2020 and was created to ensure that behavioral health experts are involved in responding to people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
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ICYMI: Community Members Support Equity in Schools

Community members and organizers came together in vehement opposition to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s attempts to ban what he calls “divisive concepts” but are really just measures to support equity and inclusion of all people in our schools.
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ICYMI: Youngkin Once Again Prioritizes Wealthy Corporations Over People’s Needs with Selection of Susan Beals as Commissioner of Virginia Department of Elections

On Friday evening, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced Susan Beals, a former aide to Republican Senator Amanda Chase, for the role of Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections.
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