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Meet Our Members: Laura Bryant

Laura Bryant Chapter Leader, Virginia21 at VCU Sophomore, Virginia Commonwealth University Political Science and International Studies Double Major       I’ve always believed that I’d be blessed to have the chance to get my voice heard, but before VA21 I had no idea how. Why did you first get involved with VA21? I wanted […]

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Meet Our Members: Danielle Campbell

Danielle Campbell Chapter Leader, Virginia21 at Norfolk State University Junior, Norfolk State University Political Science Major Why did you first get involved with VA21? I became involved in Virginia 21 because of the impact that members before me were making. They were active members on our campus in a myriad of ways. Not only did they […]

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Virginia universities want to improve student life

Leaders of colleges and universities from across Virginia convened to discuss the issues facing Higher Education within the state last week. The State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) hosted panel discussions on topics that ranged from faculty engagement to post-graduate life, but the one that made the biggest impression centered on student well-being. […]

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Meet Our Members: Mary Gray Johnson

Mary Gray Johnson Chapter Leader, Virginia21 at University of Virginia Senior, University of Virginia Government and American Politics Major Why did you first get involved with VA21? I had a great experience at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s high school program, which is a bipartisan program about engaged citizenship and I wanted to stay […]

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Here is What You Need to Know to Vote on June 9th

On June 9th, districts across the Commonwealth will hold primary elections to choose Democratic and Republican nominees for the General Assembly. Below you can find out more information about primary voting and how you can participate. WHO:  The majority of registered voters live in a district that has a primary election, but not everyone does. […]

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Meet Our Members: Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed Chair, Student Leadership Committee Senior, James Madison University International Affairs Major   Why did you first get involved with VA21? During my sophomore year, I was looking to get involved on campus in a nonpartisan and political way. I wasn’t sure what Virginia21 was at the time, but I was searching for my […]

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Meet Our Members: Lea Booth

Virginia21 is only as effective as the students that get involved. We’re lucky to have talented and engaged students be a part of our mission.  Lea Booth Vice-Chair, Student Leadership Committee Sophomore, The College of William and Mary Undeclared Major. Through civic participation, we can make things better for everyone. Why did you first get […]

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How the Governor is Combating Sexual Assault on Virginia Campuses

Sexual assault has been a frequent topic of discussion over the past few months in Virginia. Lawmakers, advocacy groups and campus communities have all been working to address this problem. Now, the Governor’s administration is offering its own plan. Last August, Governor Terry McAuliffe established a task force whose goal is to combat campus sexual […]

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Why this year’s legislative session was a victory for young Virginians

Updated with the final action of the Governor and General Assembly following Reconvened Session on April 15, 2015. In January, we faced deep cuts to the state’s higher education system, solutions to campus sexual assault that would have done more harm than good, and bills that would hurt campus safety. Because of students’ united action, […]

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The Nutshell: What are Virginia taxpayers willing to pay for?

The Nutshell is a daily email that sums up everything you need to know about Virginia for the day. Sound interesting? Check it out. 1. What are you willing to pay for? When Governor McAuliffe announced that Virginia faced a $2.4 billion shortfall last year, there was a lot of discussion about choices. In his budget revision, […]

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