Tell the Board of Elections Not to Restrict Voter IDs

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As you may have heard, the State Board of Elections (SBE), in determining how to enact the new Voter ID law, was prepared to accept expired photo IDs as valid identification at the polls, but Republican Senator Mark Obenshain, still sore about losing last year’s Attorney General’s race by a few hundred votes, has stepped […]

Meet Barbara Comstock

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Some of you may have heard about Delegate Barbara Comstock, but if you haven’t heard of her before I would like to take a moment to introduce you.  Barbara has spent her time in the House of Delegates opposing any compromise and common-sense legislation and now wants to head to Congress where we can expect […]

Gillespiecare: Mostly True Edition

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Richmond – Last week, independent fact checkers rated our claims about million-dollar DC lobbyist Ed Gillespie’s previous promotion of the individual mandate, a key component of the Affordable Care Act, “mostly true“. However, Ed continues to spend his time on the trail hypocritically attacking the Affordable Care Act while offering no concrete proposals of his […]

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McCutcheon: and You Thought Citizens United Was Bad

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On Wednesday, April 2nd the Supreme Court issued a 94 page 5-4 decision on McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, that according to the New York Times, “is likely to fundamentally reshape the political terrain for the 2014 elections and beyond, further increasing the influence of large donors, but also opening the door for each party’s […]

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Political Theatrics in Mr. Jefferson’s Capitol

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Here in Richmond we’ve seen our share of political theater over the last few months from the Virginia House Republicans; legislators growing Stanley Cup style beards, flamboyant floor speeches that do nothing more than say ‘no‘ to insuring 400,000 uninsured Virginians, and the latest, ceremonially walking their budget over to Senate chambers with a child […]

Protect the Vote

Help Protect Voters Without a Photo ID

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To implement the photo ID legislation enacted last year (SB 1256), the State Board of Elections (SBE) is developing the process for Registered Voters who lack one of the eligible photo IDs to obtain one free of charge from their local voter registrar. The voter must complete an application form. The proposed form states that requesting a photo ID when you may already have one is a felony and requires those requesting the free ID to swear that they do not have one. Virginia Organizing, and The League of Women Voters of Virginia also oppose the inclusion of the felony statement.  Such a declaration is unnecessary, unwarranted, intimidating and not required by the legislative language. Please Take Action and Submit Comments before March 24, 2014 – click here.

Close the Gap

Town Hall Closing the Coverage Gap

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Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43rd) invites you to a post-General Assembly session Town Hall Meeting on Closing the Coverage Gap with Special Guest Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Jennifer LeeThursday, March 20th 6-8 pm at Lorton Station Elementary School Cafeteria (9298 Lewis Chapel Rd, Lorton, VA 22079; map, click here). More …

New DPVA Web Video: “Nothing’s Changed”

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Yesterday, Ed Gillespie appeared on the CPAC panel title “Reaching Out: The Rest of the Story.” The panelists were supposed to focus on how the GOP can better appeal to minority voters. However, the largely empty room heard the same divisive, tone-deaf rhetoric that Virginians heard during the 2013 election. Gillespie has said that he […]

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McKay Plans School Tour Ahead of Budget Talks

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February 28, 2014  Franconia, VA – Fairfax County Supervisor Jeffrey C. McKay announced today that he will visit every elementary, middle, and high school that serves the children of Lee District in order to get a sidewalk-level view of the challenges facing the County’s teachers and students. The first visit will take place on January […]