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Brian Devine

  • Posted Seeking a Communications and Spanish Language Media Associate to Progress|VA
    Progress Virginia and our sister organization, Progress Virginia Education Fund, are looking for a communications associate and Spanish language media specialist to join our team. The person we're looking for will have excellent oral and written communications skills in English...
  • Posted How They Voted: ALEC Loophole edition to Progress|VA
    Friday afternoon, the General Assembly rejected amendments from Governor McAuliffe that would have closed a loophole in ethics legislation that will allow legislators to accept free travel to ALEC conferences--with zero limits or disclosure. The State Senate rejected the amendments...
  • Posted Rotten tomatoes alert: Reviews are in on the ethics bill to Progress|VA
    A week after the General Assembly pushed through an "ethics reform" bill with last minute changes, the reviews are in and they're not pretty: "Lame." "Pretty sad." "They fall far short." "So anemic you almost wonder why they bothered." ...
  • Posted ALEC's latest attack on Virginia's public schools to Progress|VA
    Written by Larry Meadows: Eighteen House Delegates and four State Senators are patroning a bill, HB 2238, in the General Assembly designed to unravel Virginia's vaunted public education system. Ten of HB 2238's patrons are confirmed members of the American...
  • Posted Who Does Delegate Ramadan Work For? to Progress|VA
    Written by Larry Meadows: Delegate David Ramadan (R-87) has introduced self-interested, but not necessarily self-written, legislation to the Virginia House of Delegates that would undermine Virginians' ability to find the American Dream he found when he emigrated to the United...
  • Posted A Virginia for Everyone to Progress|VA
    Written by Larry Meadows: Anita Bryant began her crusade against America's LGBT population almost forty years ago. She enjoyed an early victory when her campaign to repeal an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Dade County,...
  • Posted License To Discriminate to Progress|VA
    Written by Larry Meadows: The fight for marriage equality may be coming to a close in Virginia, but the fight for LGBT equality within and beyond City Hall and the state's wedding registries continues. It is just getting started. Delegate Bob...
  • Posted VA doesn't have to wait on Congress for SOTU agenda. The General Assembly can act now. to Progress|VA
    In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama outlined an economic opportunity agenda encompassing a range of policy proposals to provide a fair shot for working families. But Virginians eager to see progress on a working families' economic...
  • Posted 2015 ProgressVA Digital Design Intern Opening to Progress|VA
    ProgressVA is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies. Year round, ProgressVA works to engage citizens from across the Commonwealth around issues of immediate state or local concern....
  • Posted 2015 ProgressVA Research Intern Opening to Progress|VA
    ProgressVA is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies. Year round, ProgressVA works to engage citizens from across the Commonwealth around issues of immediate state or local concern....
  • Posted Two Steps Back From Banning Discrimination to Progress|VA
    By Jack Cooper, ProgressVA Intern This past Monday was a momentous day for the General Assembly. It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is one of the biggest lobbying days during session. To top it off, an extremely important...
  • Posted Update: Manassas's Measure to Ban Abortion to Progress|VA
    The heated discussion in the hallway outside the closed door meeting in Manassas City Hall last night left no doubt that the issue at hand is an attempt to ban abortions. Supporters of women's health attended the Thursday night meeting...
  • Posted Gift Loopholes Big Enough For A McDonnell Sized Scandal to Progress|VA
    Yesterday afternoon, federal prosecutors indicted Bob and Maureen McDonnell on charges stemming from the Star Scientific gift scandal. These charges only underscore the need for real ethics reform in Richmond. This morning, ProgressVA Education Fund released a new report...
  • Posted Dickie Bell's Detrimental Bill to Progress|VA
    By Jack Cooper, ProgressVA Intern I was a little taken aback while looking over HB207 proposed by Delegate Dickie Bell (R-20).  This bill would require the Board of Education along with local school boards and teaching staff to create an...
  • Posted URGENT CALLERS NEEDED: Fetal Anomaly Amendment up at 4PM! to Progress|VA
    The Virginia Senate Finance Committee needs to hear from you right now before a dangerous fetal anomaly amendment is heard at 4PM. Please call the committee members and tell them to oppose it. Talking points are included below.  If your...
  • Posted The Unaddressed "Accomplishments" of Governor McDonnell to Progress|VA
    Last night Governor Bob McDonnell gave his final state of the Commonwealth address. The speech was equal parts legacy touting and apologies for the gift scandal that has engulfed his term. Somehow, quite a few notable "accomplishments" (many of which...
  • Posted Does your family talk more than turkey on Thanksgiving? to Progress|VA
    Turkey. Football. Food coma. Relatives poorly informed about politics. While Ken Cuccinelli probably isn't showing up to your Thanksgiving dinner this year (or maybe he is. We don't know your life), his right-wing talking points might. Everyone has friends and...
  • Posted Do you want to be a ProgressVA 2014 Legislative Intern? to Progress|VA
      What we're offering: ProgressVA's legislative interns will play a crucial role in our General Assembly program by monitoring legislation and helping inform the public of prospective policy changes. Interns may be asked to assist with additional programs as time...
  • Posted VIDEO - Cuccinelli and Obenshain's Personhood History to Progress|VA
    Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Obenshain have been trying to fool Virginians recently, saying they wouldn't support extreme legislation that would ban abortions and some forms of birth control. Unfortunately (for them), actions speak louder than their new words. We tracked...
  • Posted UPDATED: McDonnell/Cuccinelli Star Scientific timeline graphic to Progress|VA
    As details continue to drip out about Governor Bob McDonnell's relationship with Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, Ken Cuccinelli's relationship with the same donor is becoming more and more problematic. As noted in numerous news reports, Cuccinelli accepted and failed...
  • Posted ICYMI: Ken Cuccinelli's Back Door Abortion Ban Shutters Second Women's Health Center to Progress|VA
    Ken Cuccinelli is one step closer to his "ultimate goal, which is to make abortion disappear in America." NOVA Women's Healthcare, the state's largest women's health center, announced this week it is closing in the face of burdensome and unnecessary...
  • Posted GRAPHIC: What if Bob McDonnell Was Held To The Same Standard As Marion Barry? to Progress|VA
    Virginia politicians frequently point out how much better Richmond functions than Washington, D.C. One area where DC has a leg up, however? Ethics rules. Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the District of Columbia's ethics board has fined Council Member Marion Barry $13,600...
  • Posted Cuccinelli's Koch Party to Progress|VA
    Billionaire and right-wing Tea Party funder David Koch has next to nothing in common with the Virginia working families Ken Cuccinelli wants to represent as Governor. But tonight, Cuccinelli will be collecting big checks from Koch and his right-wing buddies,...
  • Posted 2013 Convention Guide, Limited Women's Health Edition to Progress|VA
    Below, ProgressVA's 2013 GOP Convention Guide, Limited Women's Health Edition details the records of the Virginia GOP candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General on women's reproductive rights and access to health care. As the guide demonstrates, no matter who is...
  • Posted What have Cuccinelli and McDonnell been hiding? to Progress|VA
    Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli's relationship with Star Scientific and its CEO is making headlines across the Commonwealth and generating questions about conflicts of interest and ethics violations. The story is complicated, with numerous gifts, vacations, flights, and law suits....
  • Posted While Star Scientific case languishes, Cuccinelli pushes to keep government in the bedroom to Progress|VA
    While litigation concerning Star Scientific, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's sole stock investment, continues to languish, the Attorney General's office has moved swiftly to challenge a recent court ruling striking down Virginia's anti-sodomy law. The Washington Blade reports Cuccinelli filed a...
  • Posted I Support VAWA, These VA Congressmen Did Not to Progress|VA
    It's incredible that any politician would champion the rights of violent criminals at the expense of women and children's safety. But many conservatives in Congress, under Eric Cantor's leadership, voted yesterday to oppose renewing protections for abused women and...
  • Posted McDonnell's Louisiana Education Model Comes With Few Results to Progress|VA
    Rather than pursue home grown education solutions to improve state schooling, much of Governor Bob McDonnell's education "reform" proposals have mirrored policies pushed by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. As McDonnell appears with Jindal today to promote their plans for school...
  • Posted McDonnell's Education Reform Mentor Carries Water For Private Education Profiteers to Progress|VA
    Elements of Governor Bob McDonnell's education "reform" agenda follow closely policies supported and advocated by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. McDonnell will join Bush on a conference call this afternoon to discuss his A-F school grading proposal, an idea Bush's educational foundation has championed....
  • Posted Key Virginia GOP State Senators Previously Opposed Electoral Vote Gerrymander Scheme to Progress|VA
    According to the Virginian Pilot, a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday advanced SB723, a bill introduced by Senator Bill Carrico that would radically redistribute Virginia's electoral votes. Rather than award the electors on the basis of which candidate won the most...
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