April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Why should you care about sexual assault?  Because, unfortunately, sexual violence touches so many of us, not “just” women. According to statistics collected by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention: Nearly 1 in 5 (18.3%) women and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) reported experiencing rape at some time in […]

Transparency Virginia Issues Report

A report released this week by Transparency Virginia, a coalition we joined during the General Assembly Session, shows that the legislative process in the Commonwealth lacks transparency and the average citizen is often kept in the dark about things like committee meetings, how legislators voted on certain bills and the process as a whole.   […]

Report: One in Seven Hungry in Virginia

By Dan Heyman, Public News Service-VA RICHMOND, Va. – One Virginian in every seven risks going hungry, according to a new report, and that number is higher in some parts of the state. According to a new national analysis from the Food Research and Action Center, slightly more than 15 percent of Virginians live with food […]

Virginia is Second Southern State to Ban the Box

State employment applications will no longer have a question asking potential employees whether they have a criminal history.  As of Friday, April 3, Virginia has officially “banned the box” due to an Executive Order signed by Governor McAuliffe.  “Ban the box” refers to a legislative and executive trend across the country requiring or encouraging employers […]

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