Tag: Executive Director
Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Directive 5 to strengthen security measures overseeing personal data involved in transactions between citizens and state government agencies and institutions.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia applauds Governor McAuliffe on the release of his 2015 Equal Opportunity agenda.
Today, the ACLU of Virginia renewed its call that the Governor take executive action to ensure that Reginald “Neli” Latson, an autistic man who has been in solitary confinement in state prison for more than a year, is moved as quickly as possible to a treatment facility in Florida.
The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement attributed to Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia regarding HB1414, a bill to license discrimination that was pre-filed for consideration in the 2015 General Assembly Session by Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Manassas).
Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion today concluding that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests seek voluntary action by sheriffs, corrections staff, and jail authorities, and, as such, cannot be used to deny someone their liberty.
The Tourism Association of Greater Waynesboro (TAGW) has announced the completion of the challenge for the Virginia Main Street Matching Grant to Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc for the Main Street Kiosk project.
The climate controversy is one of the world’s most important discussions. At stake are billions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if U.N. representatives who met in Peru are right, the fate of the global environment itself.
Today, the ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe asking him to review the case of Reginald “Neli” Latson, a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities who has been held in solitary confinement in a state correctional facility for almost a year.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia praised the announcement by Governor McAuliffe to include funding for Medicaid expansion in his budget as demonstrating his commitment to the 400,000 hardworking Virginians in need of affordable healthcare.
Today’s affirmative vote on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action is the first step toward ensuring that rules for women’s health centers are based in medicine and reflect the safety record of first-trimester abortion.
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn introduced HB 1343, legislation requiring the reporting of campus sexual assaults by campus and local law enforcement to the local Commonwealth’s Attorney within 48 hours of the reported incident.
The ACLU of Virginia released a letter it sent to members of the Virginia State Crime Commission recommending against any legislation to criminalize teenage sexting.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities across the nation, including nine in Virginia.
The time for Republican self congratulation is over, and the work needs to begin. It appears that the majority of the voting population recognizes that our country is in dire condition.
Kathy Drumwright, Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, will address the theme Speak Up, Speak Out for Mental Health for the MHA-A’s 60th Annual Meeting and Silent Auction.
Project GROWS, a 501c3 non-profit educational farm located in Augusta County, will host its annual “FEASTival,” harvest party and open farm event this Saturday.
Building a vibrant local economy requires many interlocking pieces – from local food, to local fuel, to the local finances to bring these initiatives to fruition.
Kaci Hickox has not been diagnosed with Ebola, but that seems to be immaterial as the two governors, the Centers for Disease Control and state health officials have been falling over themselves to try to appear to be doing everything they can to prevent the spread of a disease that has seen a grand total of two people stricken inside the U.S. borders.
As consumers prepare for Halloween, the Virginia Board of Optometry is supporting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to caution against the use of non-corrective, decorative contact lenses.
The ACLU of Virginia on Friday released a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request it sent in response to allegations that the Hampton Roads Telephone Analysis Sharing Network may be sharing and storing data unconstitutionally.
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) reminds the citizens of the Commonwealth of an important tool called the Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE®) Program.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan at an event co-sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
Today, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie unveiled his long awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act. As expected, Gillespie’s plan is nothing more than a veiled attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie reiterated his support for over-the-counter access to birth control during Tuesday’s debate with U.S. Senator Mark Warner. Planned Parenthood is raising issue with the proposal.
Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards formed a joint partnership to help improve the quality of and access to mental health services across the Commonwealth.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia lauded today’s announcement by Virginia Health Commission Dr. Marissa Levine to move forward with amending Virginia’s Targeted Restrictions for Abortion Providers (TRAP).
The Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Virginia Partnership to Encourage Responsible Lending coalition applauded the Department of Defense for new proposed rules to protect service members from predatory lending practices.
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR), a non-profit organization committed to revitalizing downtown, is pleased to welcome Lauren Huber to its team.
On any given night, 617 veterans in Virginia are homeless based on the 2014 Point-In-Time Count, a survey of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.
Following the announcement of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund’s endorsement of Republican Ed Gillespie for U.S. Senate, Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the 30 members of the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence to the administration Monday.
Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, today introduced the Middle School Technical Education Program Act that would expose middle school students to CTE programs focused on career exploration.
This morning, Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to extend healthcare services to Virginians.
Today, after a nearly month-long trial, a jury found former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell guilty on all 11 charges filed against him. His wife, Maureen, was also found guilty on nine of those same 11 charges.
Virginia elected officials, business leaders and advocates from across the Commonwealth released the following statements today following an announcement by Governor Terry McAuliffe, Dominion Resources and AGL Resources about the economic benefits of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Today, Governor McAuliffe announced his support for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a collaborative project between Dominion Power, AGL Resources, Duke Energy, and Piedmont Natural Resources to build a natural gas pipeline that will fully bisect our Commonwealth.
In celebration of the Augusta Health’s 20th anniversary, the Augusta Health Foundation will host a special celebration of this momentous occasion while also benefitting cancer patients in need.
Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday signed Executive Order 25 establishing a new task force, chaired by Attorney General Mark Herring, to help combat sexual violence on college campuses.