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Virginia Online Registration Portal Left Unworkable—Just Hours Before Deadline—After Cable 'Accidentally Cut'

"Election officials in Virginia have again failed the public," said the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Julia Conley ·


As Early Voting Begins in Key States, Advocates Emphasize 'Election Day' Not Just in November This Year—It's Now!

Given the pandemic, said one organizer, "we are really stressing that folks should try to vote as early as possible, whether they do that by mail or in person."

Jessica Corbett ·


'The Future Does Not Belong to You,' Climate Campaigners Say to Big Oil After Cancellation of 600-Mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline

"Duke and Dominion did not decide to cancel the Atlantic Coast Pipeline—the people and frontline organizations that led this fight for years forced them into walking away."

Jake Johnson ·



Federal Judge Upholds Expanded Absentee Ballot Law in Virginia, Blocking Right-Wing Group's Attempt at Voter Suppression

"No voter should have to choose between their health and their right to vote during the pandemic."

Julia Conley ·


Warren Says by Backing Protests, Trump Is 'Trying to Turn This Health Crisis Into a Political Rally for Himself'

The president has encouraged Americans organizing rallies against stay-at-home orders that aim to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Stop Tweeting. People Are Dying': Trump Condemned for Twitter Rampage Encouraging Right-Wing Protests

"I lack words to describe how stupid and dangerous this is."

Jake Johnson ·


Gun Control Advocates Counter Pro-Gun Richmond Rally, Lobbying for Regulation and Calling for Nonviolence

"We're advocating today, and everyday, honoring Martin Luther King's legacy with actions that would have been impossible if not for his dedication to justice and nonviolent protest."

Julia Conley ·


'A Truly Historic Moment': 50 Years After Congress Passed ERA, Amendment Meets Constitutional Threshold With Virginia's Approval

The amendment is likely to be tied up in court battles following a Justice Department statement that the deadline for ratification has passed.

Julia Conley ·


Citing Threat From Armed Groups, Virginia Gov. Declares Emergency and Bans Guns at State Capitol

"This isn't about the Second Amendment," said activist Molly Conger, "this is about threats of terrorism."

Eoin Higgins ·

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