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A Deal with the Devil on Campaign Finance Reform?

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Why would a Republican-stacked, questionably legitimate House Rules Committee report to the floor a radical campaign finance reform bill...

Virginia’s House Rules Committee Lacks Legitimacy

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Undemocratic forces are at play in our House of Delegates - and they threaten core progressive and Democratic legislative...

[URGENT ACTION]: Citizens Demand Fair Electric Rates, Rate Reviews, and Refunds

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Electric rates in Virginia are too high, and that’s because the General Assembly has enabled utilities to overcharge. We...

Scandal in CD 2 Demonstrates Need to Research Candidates

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Yesterday, I stumbled across a couple of articles breaking the shocking news of a federal indictment of Shaun Brown, 2016...

10 Actions to Oppose Dominion Energy’s Stranglehold on VA Politics

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia After last Tuesday’s incredible results, it should be clear that we’re experiencing a democratic moment of transformation. The power...

From Back of the Bus to Back of the Ballot: A Richmond Referendum

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Virginia has a uniquely shameful history of oppressing people of color. From slavery to Jim Crow to segregation to...

Will Democratic House Candidates Outpoll Ralph Northam in their Districts?

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Over the past few months, I've been going back and forth with Gene Magruder on this question: will we...

Snatched from the Sewer: A Collection of Virginia House of Delegates GOP Attack Mailers

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia You've probably seen or read about the racist, misleading TV ads the Gillespie campaign has been running. You know...

Republican Digital Ads: “Tell Ralph Northam to Keep Supporting our Pipelines.”

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia This image of a gleeful Ralph Northam juxtaposed with a shimmering pipeline was a bit startling - to say...

Ralph Northam, Pipelines, and the “Grotesque”: Reply to Critics

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia After tossing this essay to the wolves last week, I've been absorbing and carefully considering the criticisms. I'll address...
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