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Mandatory reporting will make it harder to convict perpetrators of sexual assault

While campus sexual assault has received national spotlight over the past couple of years, it still remains a complex topic that involves university, state, and federal regulation. Sexual assault will likely be one of the biggest issues discussed in this year’s legislative session and will have a direct impact on the day-to-day lives of students. […]

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The Nutshell: The Virginia GOP thinks Mark Warner broke ethics laws

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. The Va GOP wants to know if Mark Warner broke any ethics laws. Last summer, Governor McAuliffe and the Democratically-controlled Senate were in a deadlock with the Republican House of Delegates […]

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2015 General Assembly Session: VA21 Bill Tracker

Over the next 45 days, Virginia21 will be tracking a number of key bills that will have an impact on the day-to-day lives of young Virginians. We will work with state legislators to make college affordable, safe, and accessible. College Affordability HB 1380 – Del. Farrell – Higher education institutions; four-year public; dual-enrollment classes. Summary: Allows four-year […]

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The Nutshell: McAuliffe will play a much broader role during session this year

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. Governor McAuliffe addressed the General Assembly last night. Every year, the Governor gives a “State of the Commonwealth” speech to a joint  session in Virginia’s Capitol. In his address last night, McAuliffe outlined […]

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How cuts to higher education impact the economy

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What is #SaveOurSlice?

  #SaveOurSlice |Create infographics Take action. Sign the petition to Governor McAuliffe at virginia21.org/petition.

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Meet our members: Nico Climaco

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. This is the first part of a series that highlights these members. Nico Climaco Vice-Chair, Student Leadership Committee Senior, James Madison University Political Science Major. Why did you first get […]

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Get Out The Vote

Robbie Harris interviewed Shane Ringressy, Virginia21 at Virginia Tech representative, about our efforts to get out the vote on campus. The interview aired on WVTF radio on November 4, 2014. Get Out The Vote In a mid term election, the goal is to ‘get out the vote.’ When it comes to voting behavior, the older […]

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Meet our members: Charley Brown

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. This is the first part of a series that highlights these members. Charley Brown Co-Chair, Student Leadership Committee Senior, Virginia Commonwealth University Political Science Major. Why did you first get […]

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4 Things for Voting on Nov. 4

You gotta bring a photo ID. Photo ID is the new law of the Virginia voting land. Good news is a driver’s license or campus photo ID counts! So take one with you when you go to vote, and you’ll be golden. Other acceptable IDs here. Warner, Gillespie, Sarvis and… The candidates for U.S. Senate are […]

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