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Progress Virginia Applauds New Voting Law

Progress Virginia today celebrated the passage and signing of HB5103, which expands voters’ options to participate in this fall’s election amidst a deadly pandemic. The legislation allows localities to establish secure drop boxes for voters to return their absentee ballots while social distancing, eliminates the witness requirement for voting absentee in this general election, provides […]

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House and Senate Committees Take First Step Towards Ensuring Voting During a Pandemic Is Even Safer and More Secure for Everyone

Richmond, Virginia—Today, members of the House Appropriations Committee voted 13-9 to advance Delegate Mark Sickles’ bill HB5103. Members of the Senate Finance Committee voted 11-5 to advance Senator Janet Howell’s SB5120, an identical version of the same bill earlier this morning. These bills would allow registrars to establish secure drop boxes for voters to return […]

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ICYMI: Get Ready for Election Season, Not Election Night

Richmond, Virginia—This year, be prepared for election season. With new laws expanding access to absentee voting and a global pandemic pushing more voters to vote by mail, election results are unlikely to be available on election night in all races. A new law expands eligibility for ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by noon […]

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Why Trump is Afraid of Voting By Mail

The coronavirus pandemic has got us all scared. We’re worried about our health. We’re worried about our jobs. We’re worried about our kids’ education. We’re worried about whether things will ever get back to normal. Of all the things we have to worry about, there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about in this […]

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Freedom to Vote in Virginia, No excuse required

Tuesdays, amiright? Alarms, commute, school drop off, school pick up, dinner, bath time, bed time. And it’s not even the middle of the week. Add to that list getting out of the house or leaving work a little early to get to your polling location to vote? Look, voting is IMPORTANT and our civic duty […]

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One Year Ago We Expanded Medicaid–Now Go Vote!

It seems like yesterday we achieved a major victory here in Virginia. After years of debate and roadblocks, the Virginia state Senate voted on May 30, 2018 to expand access to affordable healthcare to 400,000 Virginians. It took six years of tireless advocacy from activists, community members, unions, and grassroots organizations, but on that day […]