McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’
Local / Politics / Virginia

McDonnell: SCOTUS defines ‘official acts’

By now, you’ve no doubt heard that the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. (The decision is here.) Perhaps the most important thing from the decision is the definition of “official acts:” An “official act” is a decision or action on a “question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or … Continue reading

Important local primary elections Tuesday
2016 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Important local primary elections Tuesday

Trying to get out from under the din of the presidential nominating contests is difficult but there are some pretty important elections in Hampton Roads next Tuesday, June 14.  In addition to Congressional primaries, there is a Peninsula State Senate district contest. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling locations. Due to changes … Continue reading

3/1 primary registration deadline is today, 2/8
2016 Elections / National / Politics / Virginia

3/1 primary registration deadline is today, 2/8

The Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary have sucked almost all of the attention lately. The rest has been taken up by the on-again, off-again (it’s off) argument over the Republican “loyalty oath” (that really wasn’t a loyalty oath at all, but I digress) in Virginia. Meanwhile, I’ve seen very little attention paid to … Continue reading

NARAL Women of Color summits in September
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

NARAL Women of Color summits in September

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia will hold summits in Fairfax and Norfolk next month. Women of color are disproportionally impacted by anti-abortion, anti-women policies at both the state and national level, and yet women of color have historically been left out, ignored, or under-represented in the reproductive rights movement. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is committed to changing this. … Continue reading