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Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!  Updates 2021 Election ProtectionWe are four weeks away from the last day to vote early in-person. Many localities will open up their satellite locations in the coming weeks!  We need as many hands on deck to support Election Protection for the last two Saturday’s leading up to Election Day...
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 Updates Redistricting This week, the Virginia Counts Coalition successfully hosted its Accountability Viewing in tandem with the Redistricting Commission’s hearing on March 30th. This meeting was attended by nearly 60 guests, including many of our partners as well as representatives from three press outlets. In addition to this successful event in which we provided comments...
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  Happy Women’s History Month! Updates Redistricting  Curious about redistricting news? Check out the new VCET website page for all redistricting updates! Head over to MapVA.us to see the new page. There you will find daily updates, related articles, and court cases, as well as weekly tutorials on drawing maps and other events. Questions? Let...
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Celebrating Black History Month In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week to be celebrated in the month of February. In 1969, Black Student Union organizers at Kent State University began the practice of honoring Black History Month in February. President Gerald Ford decreed national observance of Black History Month in 1976. The...
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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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