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The Jungle, Revisited in the Time of Coronavirus

Over a hundred years ago, Upton Sinclair exposed the shocking working conditions in the meat packing industry, in The Jungle. This week the Trump Administration...

Don’t Wait: Let’s Get to Work and Help Joe Win!

by Cindy I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get real antsy about November. With every leadership failure from Washington, every divisive and...

Does Governor Northam’s Push to Delay Enactment of Labor Reforms Make Sense?

by Cindy Virginia WILL someday drag herself up from the bottom of the list of places to work—but she sure isn’t moving up without a...

Voting During a Pandemic: Vote by Mail Virtual Town Hall

by Cindy Hundreds of Wisconsin voters Tuesday risked contracting coronavirus standing in line en masse to vote at over-crowded precincts—after hundreds of precincts had to...

Something Rotten in the County of Arlington–and It’s In the Courthouse

by Cindy There’s something rotten in the county of Arlington, and it’s coming from the courthouse. First, the Arlington Circuit Court judges are ignoring higher...

2020 VAPLAN Virginia Progressive Legislative Scorecard

by Cindy This has been a crazy and exciting General Assembly session! VAPLAN has been tracking bills all session, and recording votes. For the last...

If They Trust Joe, I Trust Joe

I’m voting for Joe Biden. There, I said it, it’s on paper (er, electrons), now it’s done. This has been the hardest election choice of...

Does It Really Cost $72,630 to Repeal the Death Penalty, and $25 Million to...

by Cindy A fiscal impact statement is a short document that accompanies a bill filed in the General Assembly. It’s meant to describe the costs...

Getting to 100% Clean in Virginia: How Long a Road IS It Actually?

by Cindy There are several bills in the General Assembly right now to address climate change and move Virginia away from reliance on fossil fuels....

Picking Our 2020 Nominee: How the Convention Actually Works

In what is undoubtedly the most critical election of our lifetimes, the process of selecting the Democratic nominee is of utmost importance. So now...
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