Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Video: Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey Reads Statement About Christian Dorsey, Who Apologizes...

As you might have read about, Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey (D) has been enmeshed in controversy - entirely of his own making,...

Audio: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, VA Sierra Club, Del. Rip Sullivan Conference Call on...

See below for audio of the highly informative conference call Thursday evening with Mike Tidwell and Harrison Wallace of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network,...

Will Virginia Change a Law to Reduce Deaths from Drug Overdose?

by Marianne Burke Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, and since 2013, the leading cause in Virginia according to...

Progress, Not Perfection: Democratic Legislature Is Getting the People’s Business Done

by A Siegel Human beings sometimes have a hard time celebrating progress. Somewhat as an analogy to loss aversion, what didn't occur that we wanted...

Saturday News: Is Coronavirus “Disease X?”; “The Foxification of the intelligence community follows the...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, February 22. The Coronavirus May Be ‘Disease X’ Health...

Return the Power to the State Water Control Board to Protect Our Water!

by Freeda Cathcart, Leader Indivisible Virginia, Citizen Monitor and a Director on the Soil and Water Board (Blue Ridge District) - photos by  Freeda...

State Funding Proposals Include Regressive Tax Increases — Many without Offsets

From the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis State Funding Proposals Include Regressive Tax Increases -- Many without Offsets Last week, the 2020 General Assembly session reached...

Klobuchar Campaign Announces Virginia State Director David Aldridge Leading Up to March 3 Primary

From the Amy Klobuchar for President campaign: Klobuchar Campaign Announces Virginia State Director David Aldridge as Campaign Builds Toward Super Tuesday MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Amy For America...

Fairfax School Board, Loudoun Supervisors Vote in Support of Collective Bargaining

From the coalition, "Stronger Communities. A Better Bargain" Fairfax School Board, Loudoun Supervisors Vote in Support of Collective Bargaining Reporters, wanted to be sure you saw...

Healthcare Should Be for Us, Not Just Me

by Boyd Walker of Alexandria, VA Nevada will be a critical juncture not just for the Bernie Sanders campaign, but for the nation. Do we...

Raise the Wage: Fighting to make enough money to feed my children in Virginia

by Rocio Diaz, CASA Member As a single mom, buying groceries for me and my two children has become a struggle. Every time I get...

Audio: “The Energy Gang” Analyzes the Virginia Clean Economy, Gets a Lot Right, but...

I'm not a big podcast listener, but one that I *do* check out fairly frequently is Greentech Media's The Energy Gang, which describes itself...

Audio: Former Sen. George Allen (R) Goes on Trumpster Talk Radio, Rants Against “Green...

Fun times this morning on far-right, Trumpster talk radio this morning, as former Virginia Governor and former U.S. Senator George Allen (R) - note...

Fairfax County Becomes First School Division in Virginia to Officially Recognize Collective Bargaining Rights...

Nice work last night by the Fairfax County School Board (see video, below) - the *all-Democratic* School Board, I might add. 🙂 As Providence...

Friday News: “America’s Russia nightmare is back”; “Trump Enters Full Conspiracist Mode at Colorado...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 21. Epidemic Worsens Outside China, Roiling Markets: Virus...

Video: Emotional Virginia House Appropriations Committee Chair Luke Torian Gets Choked Up at Passage...

Late this afternoon, after weeks of hard work on producing a budget, House Appropriations Committee Chair Del. Luke Torian (D) stood up to say...

House of Delegates Passes Virginia Budget for 2021 and 2022

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus: The Virginia House of Delegates Engross and Pass the House Budget for 2021 and 2022 The House Budget invests in...

Biden for President Campaign Announces 29 Endorsement From Elected Officials, Community Leaders in Virginia...

UPDATE 4:54 pm - Note that, per the Biden campaign's request, three names have been removed from this list (Hampton City Councilwoman Chris Snead,...

Brand-New Energy Efficiency Scorecard of U.S. Utilities Ranks Dominion Near Dead Last…Utterly Abysmal

Aside from working to corrupt Virginia's state government, bizarrely refusing to speak with the Virginia Mercury, engaging in sleazy "self-dealing," pushing a massive new...

Activists Celebrate as Reproductive Health Protection Act Passes Senate Committee

From Progress VA: Activists Celebrate as Reproductive Health Protection Act Passes Senate Committee  RICHMOND, VA—This morning, dozens of reproductive health activists were out in full force...

Thursday News: “Oil and Gas Firms ‘Have Had Far Worse Climate Impact Than Thought'”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, February 20. Oil and Gas Firms “Have Had Far...

Comparing the Governor’s and Money Committee Budgets to the FY 2020 Budget

Excellent summary from the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis...tons of info on Virginia's budget, presented in an easy-to-view way. Nice job!

Video: Del. Cia Price (D)’s Redistricting Reform Legislation Discussed, “Passed by Temporarily” in Senate...

With the Virginia General Assembly's 2020 session coming down the home stretch - it concludes on March 7 - one major issue whose outcome...

Video: Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville) Explains Her “Ranked Choice Voting” Bill, Which Is Now...

Are you a supporter of"Ranked Choice Voting" (as I certainly am...have been for years), or are you possibly just curious to learn more about...

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds Endorses Amy Klobuchar for President

From the Amy Klobuchar for President campaign: Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds Endorses Amy Klobuchar for President MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds today endorsed...

On the Virginia Clean Economy Act and the Green New Deal Act

This is excellent by Harrison Wallace, really nails it! Cross posted with permission from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network It is with utmost respect and...

Wednesday News: “Trump’s pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice”; Las Vegas Democratic Debate...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, February 19. The world is failing to ensure children...

Virginia Highlights From New National Solar Jobs Census

See below for a few Virginia-related highlights from the latest National Solar Jobs Census, out this morning. As you can see, Virginia is *finally*...

Ahead of Pence Visit, VA Dems Slam Trump’s Broken Promises to Hampton Roads

From the Democratic Party of Virginia: Ahead of Pence Visit, VA Dems Slam Trump's Broken Promises to Hampton Roads "Donald Trump and Mike Pence continue to...

Virginia for Warren Announces New Delegate Endorsements

From the Elizabeth Warren for President campaign: Virginia for Warren Announces New Delegate Endorsements Charlestown, MA - Today, Virginia for Warren announced three new delegate endorsements --...
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