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5 things you probably didn’t know about THIS election

5 quick things you gotta know for this election: You can vote today. If you can’t vote ON Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th because you’ll be out of town, working or for one of these 19 reasons, you should vote at your local registrar‘s office today, tomorrow or Saturday! It’s called voting absentee in-person, and pretty much everything […]

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Constitutional Amendment: Tax Exemption for Spouses of Troops Killed In Action

In addition to voting for the candidates on your ballot, you’ll have the chance to vote to amend Virginia’s constitution. The amendment would exclude the surviving spouse of a military person from having to pay local property tax on their home. The exact wording of the question that will appear on your ballot is as […]

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Vote Absentee In-Person: 5 Steps

You don’t want to miss out on Election Day, but it’s just ONE day and life might get in the way. If you’re traveling or working on Election Day, you might qualify to vote ahead of time. Here are the five steps: Confirm where you’re registered to vote. See if you qualify to vote absentee […]

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Meet our members: Karen Tirelis

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. Karen Tirelis Co-Chair, Student Leadership Committee Senior, James Madison University Political Science Major. History Major. Middle Eastern Communities […]

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The insane growth of Virginia students with financial need

On Oct. 28, the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) announced that it would recommend the General Assembly appropriate $30 million for financial aid next year. Over the past decade, the growth in financial need has been staggering. More economically disadvantaged students have gone to college to gain the skills necessary to work in today’s […]

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Millennial voters say political engagement matters, but government isn’t trying to solve their generation’s problems – CNU Poll

Millennial voters are most worried about jobs and the economy, according to a poll released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy. They think political engagement is important, but the majority say that government is not trying to solve the problems their generation faces. What problems you ask? 82% say student loan debt is […]

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How to make college affordable again – in one infographic

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21 Reasons to #VoteYourDebt

There are probably 100,000,000 reasons to #VoteYourDebt. For the next 21 days, we’ll give you just one reason a day to #VoteYourDebt. Join the conversation on Twitter. 21. #VoteYourDebt because mom’s going to kick you off her couch eventually… 20. #VoteYourDebt so you can take risks while you’re young. 19. #VoteYourDebt because your degree should be more valuable than your […]

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VA21 Executive Director Appointed to Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

The following news release announced Virginia21′s Executive Director Tom Kramer as one of the members of Governor McAuliffe’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. For Immediate Release: September 22, 2014 Contacts: Office of the Governor: Rachel Thomas, rachel.thomas@governor.virginia.gov Governor McAuliffe Announces Members of the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence RICHMOND  –Governor  Terry McAuliffe […]

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Next Economy Depends On Strong Colleges

On September 15, Virginia’s leaders announced a bipartisan agreement on how to address the state’s $2.4 billion budget shortfall. In the announcement, they insisted on the state’s commitment to building “the next economy” and making strategic investments to do so. Unfortunately, the proposal is a step in the wrong direction. The $90 million in cuts […]

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