Richmond, Virginia—Returning citizens and their families are excited to see that Democratic members of the Senate Privileges and Elections Subcommittee #1 passed Senator Mamie Locke’s SJ223, which would grant all returning citizens the right to vote after completion of their sentence. This is the first step towards restoring civil rights for people who have been […]
Progress Virginia Statement on Congressman Donald McEachin’s Passing
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Congressman Donald McEachin’s passing. Congressman McEachin was a genuinely kind person who was always fighting for his constituents and hardworking families across the Commonwealth,” LaTwyla Mathias, Executive Director of Progress Virginia, said. “We could always count on Congressman McEachin to stand up for justice and do […]
ICYMI: Virginia Loses Best State For Business Ranking Under Youngkin’s Poor Leadership
Richmond, Virginia—According to CNBC, Virginia has dropped from the topped rank state to do business in the country to third place. Virginia has held the top spot since 2019, under Democratic leadership, but since Governor Glenn Youngkin took office and started his culture wars and attacks on public schools, the Commonwealth has slipped in the […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]