Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Oceano Wines Supports Ratification of E.R.A for 2020 Virginia Legislative Session

From Susan Platt's "It's Just Good Business," which argues that "supporting equality for women is just good business." Rachel Martin, owner and vintner of San...

Saturday News: “Macron Urges G-7 Members To Put Amazon Fires At Top Of Agenda”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, August 24.  The EU Can Push Bolsonaro to Save...

Republican John Whitbeck Claims He Wants to Preserve Western Loudoun’s Rural Character While Hiding...

by a contributor from Loudoun County Former Republican Party of Virginia Chair John Whitbeck continues his efforts to hide his real intentions for Loudoun County...

Voters Petition to Have Loudoun Republican Commonwealth’s Attorney Candidate Nicole Wittmann Disqualified

by Cindy According to a petition filed this week with the Loudoun County Circuit Court by four registered Loudoun County voters, the Republican candidate running...

Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine Condemn Escalated Trade War with China

Yep, Trump's doing all he can to destroy the great Obama economy he inherited. Kinda like he did all he could to squander the...

Governor Northam Announces Release of Virginia’s Final Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

The following press release is from Gov. Ralph Northam's office. The usual caveat/complaint: without aggressively tackling greenhouse gas emissions, including from fracked gas, efforts...

Flip-A-District Friday: Clint Jenkins (HD76), Jennifer Woofter (HD22), Michele Joyce (HD64), Morgan Goodman (HD55)

If it's Friday, it must be "Flip-A-District Friday" by Del. Rip Sullivan's "Project Blue Dominion." This Friday, the focus is on Clint Jenkins (HD76),...

“Her Screams Were So Bad I Nearly Called the Police…But I Felt Bad For...

by Cindy Right-wing blogger Jim Bacon casually says in a recent post (in his trash - climate denial, immigrant bashing, etc. - blog, which I...

Friday News: “Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from ‘suicide’ path”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, August 23.  Amazon fires could accelerate global warming and...

Laura Galante Statement On The 400th Anniversary Of The Arrival Of Enslaved Africans To...

From the Laura Galante for Delegate campaign: Marshall, VA (August 23) – Four hundred years ago a ship arrived at Point Comfort carrying the first...

Video – Mobilizing Momentum for Electric School Buses: Mothers Are Out Front in Fairfax...

Tuesday evening, Mothers Out Front Fairfax County (MOF-Fairfax) held the kick-off of their campaign for the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to move off...

Mountain Valley Pipeline, EQT Not Having a Good Day…Week…Month…Year…etc.

I posted the other day about how the CEO of EQT, the main company behind the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) fracked-gas boondoggle, had no...

Del. David Toscano: IT’S JUST NOT A PRIORITY— Republicans Continue to Delay Gun Safety...

From Del. David Toscano: IT’S JUST NOT A PRIORITY— Republicans Continue to Delay Gun Safety Measures August 22, 2019 In the aftermath of the horrific Virginia Beach...

With 75 Days to Go, Will Virginia GOP Candidates Go Full Trumpian or Tone...

The following is from FWIW Virginia. Overall, I like the analysis, but two critiques, one major and one minor: 1) apparently, they missed this...

Are We at Burger King? Because Delegate Chris Jones (R) is Serving Up a...

by Cindy Ahhh, Fall is approaching, when Republicans put on their best costumes, and try to trick the voters, hoping for the treat of an...

Tia Walbridge: We Have a Problem with Cluster Zoning in Loudoun County; Time to...

by Tia Walbridge, Democratic nominee for Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Blue Ridge District We have a problem with cluster zoning in Loudoun County, and...

Key Findings of New Report, “FROM SHORTCHANGED TO EMPOWERED: A Pathway for Improving Women’s...

h/t to the Daily Press/Katherine Hafner of the Virginian-Pilot for picking up this story. Over the past two decades in Virginia, rising child care costs...

CNU Professor Rachel Bitecofer on the Difference Between Her “All About the Base” Model...

Tuesday night, on "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell, Christopher Newport University (CNU) Professor Rachel Bitecofer discussed her modeling/analysis about how "it's all about...

Thursday News: Amazon Ablaze; “The Demoralizing Reality of Life Under Trump”; “Republicans have a...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, August 22. The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is ablaze,...

5th District RVA Council Candidates Reject Dominion & Tom Farrell Contributions

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Back in January, I reported that a majority of Richmond City Council refused to accept campaign contributions from Dominion...

Central and Western Virginia Democrats Form Rural GroundGame Coalition

Good stuff from the Virginia "Rural GroundGame Coalition": Central and Western Virginia Democrats Form Rural GroundGame Coalition LEXINGTON, VA — As Democrats set records for the...

Virginia Can Strengthen Its Economy and Communities With Four Immigrant-Inclusive Policies

From the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis: Virginia Can Strengthen Its Economy and Communities With Four Immigrant-Inclusive Policies RICHMOND, VA -- State and local policymakers can...

Video: Coming Out of Crime Commission Meeting, Virginia Republican Senators, Delegates Desperately Dodge Questions...

The following videos, of Republican State Senators and Delegates walking out of the Virginia Crime Commission meeting yesterday, are all very telling (note: videos...

State Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) is Bad for Business

by a contributor from Chesterfield County State Sen. Amanda Chase (R-SD11) is very upset her campaign signs are bad for local small businesses.  Three of...

Wednesday News: Trump Ditches Denmark Trip; “Trump Retreats, Again, on Guns”; “Trump Accuses Jewish...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, August 21.  Trump Scraps Trip to Denmark, as Greenland...

Crime Commission Meetings Show Public and Expert Support for Gun Violence Prevention

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus: Crime Commission Meetings Show Public and Expert Support for Gun Violence Prevention Despite Republican inaction, House Democrats remain motivated to pass...

GOP Virginia Del. Tim Hugo “should know better” than to “[sign] off on the...

Virginia Del. Tim Hugo (R-HD40) nearly lost his seat in 2017 to Democrat Donte Tanner (Hugo hung on by 99 votes) and clearly now...

Electrifying Momentum Toward Electric Buses in Fairfax County (Meeting Tonight)

Clean electrons Electrify Everything These four words are core touchstones en route a prosperous, climate-friendly future. As clean electrons continue to plunge in price, everywhere,...

Video: Governor Northam Addresses Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly 

See below for a video and press release from Gov. Ralph Northam's office, regarding his address earlier today to the Joint Meeting of the...

After Opposing Medicaid Expansion for Years, Del. Chris Jones (R) Flip Flops in New...

The following press release is from the Democratic Party of Virginia. I encourage everyone to support Democrat Clinton Jenkins for Delegate instead of the...
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