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It's Shark Week at the General Assembly!

Icon February 7, 2012 - 22:52 Guess who's having the best week ever at the General Assembly? Predatory lending sharks! The last of several good bills to address the scourge of predatory lending in Virginia just died in committee. Three bills also met their untimely death in a Senate subcommittee on Monday. The Virginia General Assembly is moving on to more important issues like keeping the elderly from voting and have left the predaory lenders to continue their nefarious practices.

Letter to Bank of America: You're on Notice, See you In Charlotte.

Icon February 4, 2012 - 00:12 Today, Virginia Organizing leaders attempted to the deliver the following letter to the Charlottesville branch manager. The mananger kindly refused so the group went to the nearest post office and mailed the following:   February 3, 2012  

VIDEO: Fredericksburg Residents Call on Sen. Reeves to Oppose Voter Suppression Bills

Icon February 2, 2012 - 23:05 Twenty fours hours after the House of Delegates passed HB 9, one of many voter suppression bills, Fredericksburg residents gathered at the library to speak out against a slew of bills moving through the General Assembly that threaten voting rights and waste tax dollars. Residents called on Senator Reeves to oppose voter suppression laws. Senator Reeves just had one of the slimmest margins of victory in recent history and should appreciate the need to protect each Virginian’s vote.

Project To Gather Opinion On Immigrant Detention Program

Icon February 1, 2012 - 13:19 Posted in the Daily New Record: January 31, 2012 By EMILY SHARRER   Nelly Moreno-Shenk gives instructions Saturday to volunteers training for the Rockingham County 287g Listening Project. Organizers say they want to find out from members of the Hispanic community what their experiences have been with the program that allows local officers to enforce some aspects of federal immigration law. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)  

Brown: An Afternoon With VP Biden on the SOTU

Icon January 31, 2012 - 03:12 “We can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, does their fair shave, and plays by the same sets of rules”—President Obama As a member of the State Governing Board of Virginia Organizing, last Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend a State of the Union Amplification event with members of US Action.

VIDEO: Small Business Owner Charles Stanton Speaks out on Health Exchange

Icon January 31, 2012 - 02:49 As the new health care law goes into effect at the state level, small businesses are key stakeholders whose views should inform the implementation process.