Statement on Gillespie Ad Attacking Rights Restoration Process

Gillespie’s newest racist ad continues to stoke fear and demonize swaths of Virginians in a sorry attempt to score votes

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Community searches for Norfolk Southern CEO James Squires

ADVISORY for Saturday, September 16th

Lambert’s Point community launches  #WhereIsSquires to meet with coal dust CEO

(Norfolk, Va.) -- On Saturday, September 16th, Lamberts Point community will continue their “search” for Norfolk Southern CEO James Squires in an effort to meet with him and discuss the coal dust that is harming predominantly Black communities in Lambert’s Point. The launch of the search comes after multiple failed attempts to get Squires attention to meet with people directly affected by the coal dust.  Community members will post the flyers calling for people to send a picture if they have a Squires sighting, as well ways get involved in the campaign

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New Virginia Majority Announces 2017 Endorsements

New Virginia Majority has endorsed a slate of candidates who we believe are best positioned to push the state forward with an agenda that is inclusive of all Virginians, no matter who they are and where they live.

The endorsements are as follows:

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Statement by New Virginia Majority on DACA Lawsuit

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Statement from New Virginia Majority on the End of DACA

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Statements on Recent Attempts to End DACA

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New Virginia Majority Stands with AG to Defend DACA

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For Immediate Release: Formerly incarcerated demand quality jobs at VCU

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New Virginia Majority’s Statement on push for Richmond Education Compact

  

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Lambert’s Point community calls out Norfolk Southern at annual shareholders meeting to “stop killing us”

Lambert’s Point community calls out Norfolk Southern at annual shareholders meeting to “stop killing us”

Members to demand meeting with CEO, end to toxic coal dust practices

 

Norfolk, Va-- At 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, members of the Lambert’s Point community directly affected by toxic coal dust from Norfolk Southern’s rail cars and rotary dumpers, rallied and chanted outside of the Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel. Norfolk Southern management and shareholders were greeted with calls to end its toxic practices that wreak havoc on the health and safety of the predominantly Black and working class communities nearby.

“Since moving less than three blocks away from Norfolk Southern’s facility three months ago, my 6 year old son who suffers from asthma has gone to the emergency room five times and his medications have increased from 5 a day to now 12 a day,” said Mary Mobley, resident of Lambert’s Point. “The doctor has confirmed that this is because of the new heavily polluted environment we live in. I want my son to be able to play outside and live a free life, but we have to keep him inside because of Norfolk Southern’s coal dust. They need to put people before profit and cover their dust.”

This rally comes after Lambert’s Point residents signed and mailed a letter requesting a meeting with Norfolk Southern CEO, James Squires, with no response to date. New Virginia Majority held a community meeting with residents of Lambert’s Point last month to discuss the public health outcomes and other negative impacts Norfolk Southern’s fugitive coal dust is having on their community. Many residents have been suffering under Norfolk Southern’s coal dust for decades.

 

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