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Virginia Civic Engagement Table
 2020 Census There is still time to complete the 2020 Census! Households should respond to the 2020 Census right away to not miss out on the resources and political power your community deserves! Do not delay!  The 2020 Census takes 10 minutes to complete and will have 10 years of impact on the future of...
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 Census Updates: Deadline September 30th ❗❗The Census deadline is fast approaching! It is very important that EVERYONE in your community gets counted before the September 30, 2020 deadline. The Census determines funding for social programs, school districts, hospitals and healthcare clinics, and more. The headcount is used to determine how many seats each state receives...
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Civic Circle: August 2020“A democracy cannot thrive where power remains unchecked and justice is reserved for a select few. Ignoring these cries and failing to respond to this movement is simply not an option — for peace cannot exist where justice is not served.“— John Lewis on the George Floyd Justice in Policing ActRemembering Congressman...
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Development Manager, VCET We are searching for a full-time ​Development Manager (DM)​. This is a newly reimagined position created to build a more intentional fundraising effort at VCET. Under the direction of the Executive Director (ED), the DM will support and execute all fundraising efforts at VCET. The position is based in Richmond, Virginia with...
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Updates Virginia’s new laws went into effect 7/1/2020: Reproductive Health Protection Act RHPA repeals medically-unnecessary restrictions on women’s healthcare.Women seeking an abortion in Virginia will no longer have to wait 24 hours, get an ultrasound, or receive counseling materials before undergoing the procedure.Confederate Monuments RemovalLocal governments can make decisions on whether to move, remove, or add context...
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#BlackLivesMatter At the Virginia Civic Engagement Table, we work everyday to dismantle white supremacy in Virginia. Our work centers our partners who organize and mobilize marginalized, underrepresented, and unheard communities, to help them build political power through civic education and engagement.  In this particularly painful moment across the Commonwealth and the country, we stand in...
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COVID-19 Updates Elective Medical Procedures Can ResumeGovernor Ralph Northam announced that hospitals and dentists will be allowed to resume non-emergency procedures as of midnight Thursday, April 30. In March, elective medical procedures were banned under Public Health Order Number 2, signed by Governor Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver. This was done to preserve...
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Highlights: 2020 Census Have you been COUNTED yet? Your community is counting on you to fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire to ensure an equitable Virginia #forallofus.  Remember, there are 3 ways to fill out your Census questionnaire this year:  Fill out your questionnaire online here: https://www.my2020Census.gov,Fill out your questionnaire via phone by calling the Census Bureau...
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Happy Women’s History Month This excellent blog from the YWCA not only details how the fight for the 19th Amendment made our country stronger overall, but how the women’s suffrage movement had to work hard to ensure it was truly working toward the goal of a more inclusive democracy. This meant adding the voices and...
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  Highlights: Happy Black History Month from the Virginia Civic Engagement Table. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Blacks in U.S. history. The month grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson. Other countries...
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