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

Advocates Celebrate as Reproductive Health Protection Act Takes First Step To Becoming Law

Champions for abortion access are celebrating today as members of the House Courts of Justice Committee voted to pass Delegate Herring’s HB980, the Reproductive Health Protection Act. This bill would get
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Hundreds Rally and Lobby Legislators in Support of Increasing Virginia’s Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Hundreds of workers and supporters rallied today at the Virginia State Capitol, calling for passage of legislation that would raise the Commonwealth’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour.
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Reproductive Health Advocates Urge Legislators to Pass Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation this Session

Video footage of this event can be found here.  Richmond, Virginia—Reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates host a press conference to urge legislators to pass the Reproductive Health Protection Act ( HB980 and  SB733)
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Delegate Marcia Price and Voting Rights Advocates Unveil Redistricting Reform Proposal

HB1256 protects communities of color and public input while reforming the map-drawing process to ensure every voter has an equal voice. Delegate Marcia Price was joined this morning by voting
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Virginia Women’s Equality Coalition Advocates Highlight Bold Legislative Agenda

Richmond, Virginia—Today, the Women’s Equality Coalition brought together hundreds of Virginians to speak to their legislators in Richmond and urge them to support their bold legislative priorities that will protect
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Progress Virginia Re-Launches Eyes On Richmond Project to Bring Transparency and Accountability to the General Assembly

Richmond, Virginia—As the General Assembly session convenes for 2020, Progress Virginia is proud to continue its award-winning Eyes on Richmond program to bring transparency and accountability to the General Assembly.
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ICYMI: Higher Minimum Wage Responsible for Faster Wage Growth

Washington, DC—According to new analysis, it is state level increases to the minimum wage, not the Trump tax bill or the tight labor market, that is responsible for unprecedented wage
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ICYMI: Workers At Dulles And National Airports Win $15 Minimum Wage

Dulles, Virginia—After years of organizing and advocating for increasing the minimum wage to $15, workers at Dulles and National Airport have finally won. 8,000 workers across the two airports will
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Increasing Teacher Pay and Fully Funding Schools Should Be Top Priority for Virginia Education Summit

Fairfax, Virginia—As the Virginia Education Summit kicks off today, we hope that legislators are discussing how to ensure that we increase teacher pay and fully fund our schools. Hardworking students
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