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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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NAKASEC VA is seeking a Community Organizer NAKASEC VA is hiring a Korean-speaking Community Organizer who will work with the other organizers and the DC Area Director to develop and inspire community leadership and activism related to economic, racial, and social justice; build partnerships; and design and implement organizing campaigns. The Community Organizer reports to the...
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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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