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Attorney General Mark Herring hits 100-day mark

Today marks 100 days since Mark R. Herring was sworn in as Virginia’s 48th Attorney General.


Human rights activist Alice Driver to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. Alice Driver, a human rights activist, will speak on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


Bob Goodlatte: It’s not time to rethink the Libya ban

Protecting American citizens from terrorist threats both at home and abroad is a fundamental role of the federal government. However, despite Libya’s long history of unrest and ongoing terrorist threats coming from the country, the Executive Branch has proposed reversing a longstanding prohibition against Libyans entering the United States to work in aviation maintenance, flight operations, or to study or train in nuclear-related fields. This shift in policy is misguided and ignores reality.


Immigration reform: Diversity is good for business

When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although there’s no simple recipe for achieving them, one key ingredient is diversity.


Irish lobby to GOP: Let us back in

The Irish-American community knows all too well about the devastating impact of restrictive immigration laws, and they’re ready to make their voices heard loud and clear.


Bob Goodlatte: Action in Congress on executive overreach

Our Constitution is clear: Congress writes our laws, the Judiciary interprets them, and the President enforces them. But for the past five years, President Obama repeatedly has waived, amended, or ignored our laws and has bypassed the Congress.


Virginia organizations sign letter to Boehner supporting immigration reform

Today 636 business and industry organizations from across the country signed onto a joint letter to House Speaker John Boehner calling for immigration reform this year.


Waynesboro Police arrest three suspected Sureno 13 gang members

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested three local men over the weekend, and is currently seeking a fourth man, all believed to be members or associates of the notorious Hispanic gang Sureno 13.

randy forbes

Randy Forbes: A credibility problem, not a political problem

Immigration is not a political problem, it is a credibility problem. If we repeat the mistakes of the past, history will surely repeat itself. We can and must do better.


Bruce Elder ends congressional campaign: Fighting cancer

Democrat Bruce Elder announced today he is ending his campaign for U.S. Congress in the Sixth District due to being diagnosed with cancer.


Community solidarity with immigrant families at Tuesday rally in Dayton

On Tuesday, Virginia Organizing and other community leaders will gather to show solidarity with undocumented immigrants across the U.S. and raise awareness on immigration reform. A comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship bill was passed by the U.S. Senate in June and has not yet been heard by the House.


Virginia Organizing: Boehner going back on his word on immigration reform

On Wednesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner said the House had no intention of passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year. “Speaker Boehner is going back on his word,” said Virginia Organizing Chairperson Sandra A. Cook.


Maria Fornella: Tax fairness would allow us to invest again In our nation

Despite complaints that corporate taxes are too high, corporations on average pay only a third of the official federal income tax rate, according to a recent study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.


Immigration groups escorted from Eric Cantor’s Richmond office

A group of leaders from Virginia Organizing, Casa in Action, and ACLU of Virginia were escorted by police out of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Richmond office Thursday after his staff refused to schedule a constituent meeting to discuss immigration reform.


Immigration documentary screening coming to Waynesboro

Virginia Organizing and the Social Action Committee of the Waynesboro Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will screen the documentary The Dream is Now, followed by a discussion of the film and a call to action for the community.