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Virginia Civic Engagement Table
General Assembly Starts Next Week The General Assembly starts next week, January 13th. Here are ways to stay tuned and watch live session videos as follow: House of Delegates CommitteeSenate of Virginia Streaming To track bills: lis.virginia.gov and to find your legislator: whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov DACA has been restored! First-time applicants can now apply! All DACA-eligible undocumented...
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Redistricting Commission Last month, Virginia voters approved Amendment 1, creating a redistricting commission for the first time ever. The Virginia Redistricting Commission will be a 16-member Commission tasked with establishing districts for the United States House of Representatives and for the Virginia General Assembly. The Commission consists of eight legislative members and eight citizen members....
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Thank You Election Protection Volunteers! Thank you to the over 850 volunteers who helped us to ensure Virginians had unencumbered access to the ballot and were able to cast their votes without confusion or intimidation. With all your help, we have run our largest Election Protection program ever, covering over 260 precincts across the Commonwealth....
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 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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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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