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Crossover update: Where Virginia legislation lives or dies

Crossover for the 2019 General Assembly session was midnight on Feb. 5, marking an important deadline for lawmakers to decide which bills will go forward and possibly become. To become a law, a bill has to pass both legislative chambers – the House of Delegates and the Senate.

February 11, 2019 Voting Rights

No-Excuse Absentee Voting for Virginia

The right to vote is essential in this country & our government should afford its citizens every opportunity to exercise that right. The more people vote, the healthier our democracy will be. Virginia has shameful laws limiting access to the polls, and it is past time to give all voters the chance.

January 25, 2019 Voting Rights

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