Richmond, Virginia—Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor passed SB1321, also known as the Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act this afternoon. The bill, sponsored by Senator Jennifer McClellan, would help ensure that utility monopolies are not making too much profit at the expense of hardworking families in our community, and that’s something we can […]
Richmond, Virginia—Republican members of the House Courts of Justice Subcommittee #1 rejected Delegate Charniele Herring’s HJ519, a constitutional amendment that would have guaranteed a fundamental right to reproductive freedom in Virginia. It’s disappointing but not surprising that these largely white, Republican men would reject the amendment, but we will keep working to ensure that everyone can […]
Memphis, Tennessee—We are appalled and devastated by the murder of Tyre Nichols by police. Tyre was a beautiful soul who enjoyed skateboarding and photography. His life was unfairly cut short when police brutally and violently murdered him for no reason. His life mattered, and he deserved so much more than becoming the next hashtag in […]
Richmond, Virginia—Republican members of the House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee #1 voted today to pass HB1669, a bill that would lower the minimum wage to $9 an hour for any worker who is under the age of 18 years old. The bill, sponsored by Delegate Danny Marshall, unfairly discriminates against youth workers, and it is […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.