2017 Legislative Update

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  This year’s Virginia General Assembly session has been quite active, with vigorous battles being waged over reproductive rights, free speech, immigrants’ rights, equality, the right to vote, police practices, criminal justice reform, and more. A complete report on what fights we won and lost will be included in our post-session report. For now, we … Continue reading 2017 Legislative Update

I Can’t Keep Quiet

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“These women are from different states and never met till today. They practiced this song online. I was crying the whole time I filmed this. Show them some love.” ~Alma Har’el   These women are from different states and never met till today. They practiced this song online. I was crying the whole time I … Continue reading I Can’t Keep Quiet

The House GOP Just Revealed Its Plan To Cut Social Security

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Republican Chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee of Ways and Means, Chairman Sam Johnson, introduced legislation late yesterday that would inflict deep cuts in Social Security benefits: “Apparently nothing upsets House Republicans like the idea of hard-working people getting to enjoy a … Continue reading The House GOP Just Revealed Its Plan To Cut Social Security

Action Alert: Reject Dangerous Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

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Anti-Muslim rhetoric currently receives widespread media coverage. In the face of a massive refugee crisis and growing instability across the Middle East and North Africa, the public discourse often eschews nuanced distinctions about extremism and misappropriation of violence and instead takes the form of broader attacks on Islam. Distinguishing between Muslims and radical Islamic terrorist … Continue reading Action Alert: Reject Dangerous Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

The Story of Us

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Economy and jobs, Education, Environment, Health, Justice and equality, National security. What are YOU voting for? Like Madison, too many rural communities aren’t reaping the rewards of our nation’s economic success—despite their critical role in our economy. Unemployment and poverty rates present a real challenge to these communities while accessible health care and education are … Continue reading The Story of Us