Virginia Coalfield Localities Call for Renewed Federal Funding for Mine Cleanup
Seven local governments in Southwest Virginia have passed resolutions calling on the state’s congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would reauthorize funding program to reclaim abandoned coal mines. The town of Pound, in Wise County, passed a resolution last night, becoming the 7th Virginia locality to do so in less than two months. The others are St. Paul, Norton, Big Stone Gap, Dungannon, Haysi, and Appalachia. Read more.
Virginia House Approves Assault Weapons Ban
Lawmakers in Virginia are advancing legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons and the possession of high-capacity magazines. The state House voted 51-48 Tuesday to pass the legislation to prohibit the sale of certain semi-automatic firearms, including popular AR-15 style rifles, and ban the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds. Read more.
Rally at the General Assembly Building for Education Funding! Join our partners TCI, New Virginia Majority, and other education advocates on Sunday, February 16th in front of the Virginia General Assembly Building (also known as the Pocahontas Building) just before House and Senate money committees release their budgets. #RedforEd will
Lobby Day – Healthy Communities and Secure Care: Join RISE for Youth on February 17th to lobby legislators for Healthy Communities Secure Care legislation and other legislation will provide justice for youth and intervene in cycles of racism and violence. Learn more.
ACE Collaborative and Asians for Affordable Housing in Arlington are fighting against the housing crisis in Virginia. International Mother Language Day is a celebration of our histories, cultures, and, of course, languages which shape our traditions, opportunities and thoughts! ACE recognizes the community work that is necessary for creating and owning a space that is ours.
International Mother Language Day. On February 23, 2020 from 1-3 PM at 33 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA, join ACE for music, dance, food, art and storytelling! ACE Collaborative will also highlight the importance of fighting for affordable housing, and the 2020 Census. Open to the public. There will be food and childcare. Learn more about the event.
It is important to bring Asian communities together to fight and win against the rapid housing crisis in Virginia. ACE members come from many countries, including, but not only, people with roots in Bangladesh, China, India, Mongolia, Nepal, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, and Vietnam, as well as multiple religious backgrounds including Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and more. #AsiansForAffordableHousing
The Virginia Progressive Leadership Project is a transformative leadership development program committed to cultivating and fostering progressive leaders in the Commonwealth.. We recruit and train leaders who reflect and represent the richly diverse communities of the Commonwealth. Applications for Cohort 7 are now open! If you know someone who is working to move Virginia forward, nominate a leader here!
Sister District Project (Remote)
The Lawyers Committee Under Civil Rights is hiring for several positions (DC)
Civic Nation (DC)
State Voices (DC/remote)
Action Alliance (Richmond)
Region Ten Community Services Board (Charlottesville)
Appalachian Voices (Norton)
The Groundswell Fund (Location Flexible):
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DC)
Work for Progress (Richmond)
Legal Aid Justice Center (Petersburg)
SEIU Virginia 512
New Virginia Majority (Multiple Locations in Virginia)
***All positions are currently accepting applications even if posting indicates a deadline that has already passed***
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