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Advocates for Abortion Access “Will Not Stop Fighting” For Our Rights

Video footage of the event can be found here. Richmond, Virginia—In the wake of the Supreme Court of the United States decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade and along with it nearly 50 years of precedent, advocates for abortion access held a press conference to say that abortion is still legal in Virginia and […]

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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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Hardworking Families Disappointed As Members of House Finance Subcommittee Reject Fully Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit 

Richmond, Virginia—Hardworking families across the Commonwealth are disappointed as Republican members of the House Finance Subcommittee #1 rejected Delegate Marcia Price’s HB1312, a bill to make the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) fully refundable. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a targeted tax credit that low-wage Virginians can claim at tax time to reduce what they owe […]

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House Republicans Advance Anti-Abortion Legislation: House vote expected tomorrow.

Both bills received their second reading today and will be voted on in the House tomorrow Richmond, Va. – This evening, the Virginia House of Delegates heard their second readings of HB212 (Greenhalgh) and HB304 (Freitas). These bills would infringe upon the relationship between patients and their providers and fan the flames of anti-abortion rhetoric and misinformation. The House […]

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Workers Across the Commonwealth Celebrate As Democrats Protect Our Progress On Minimum Wage

Richmond, Virginia—Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor voted today to block two bills that would have capped the minimum wage at $11 an hour. HB296 and HB320 both would have capped the minimum wage at just $11 an hour, though they went about it in slightly different ways. The minimum wage is currently set to raise […]

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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

Richmond, VA—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. While the former Commissioner, Chris Piper, known for his nonpartisan approach, had no experience working with a political campaign, the opposite is true for Susan Beals. […]