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Report: Shortage of Living Wage Jobs in Virginia Leaves Workers Struggling

Report: Shortage of Living Wage Jobs in Virginia Leaves Workers Struggling

Portsmouth, Va.—New research by Virginia Organizing’s national partner Alliance for a Just Society shows that in Virginia, only 44 percent of current job openings pay a living wag ...

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Simple Things Can Help Virginia Families Build Cushion

Simple Things Can Help Virginia Families Build Cushion

Originally published by Public News Service. Working families in Virginia are having a hard time building up even a small financial cushion. But the authors of a new policy brief ...

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Corporations Avoid Doing Their Part

Corporations Avoid Doing Their Part

Originally published in The Virginian-Pilot. Duke Energy may have set a new record for bad corporate behavior — it polluted a river while dodging its taxes. Duke was fined more th ...

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Your Federal Student Loans Just Got Easier to REPAYE

Your Federal Student Loans Just Got Easier to REPAYE

This article was published on Homeroom, the official blog of the Department of Education Beginning today, Federal Direct Loan borrowers can take advantage of a new repayment plan: ...

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New Institute for Policy Studies Report Examines Wealth Concentration

New Institute for Policy Studies Report Examines Wealth Concentration

From the Institute for Policy Studies America’s 20 wealthiest people, a group that could fit comfortably in one single Gulfstream G650 luxury jet, now own more wealth than the bot ...

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We need a clean spending bill

We need a clean spending bill

Virginia Organizing has learned that Wall Street is at it again, trying to tack some of their most controversial giveaways onto “must-pass” funding bills. To stop them, we need to ...

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Student Loan Debt, A Growing Problem for Virginia

Student Loan Debt, A Growing Problem for Virginia

Originally posted in Public News Service. Student loan debt in the state is high and rising and it's a real problem for some. An annual survey by the Institute for College Access ...

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Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

Originally posted on the National Women's Law Center blog. Some members of Congress are putting public programs that are vital to women and families on the chopping block—despite ...

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“Ban the Box” Resolution Passes Unanimously in Prince William County

“Ban the Box” Resolution Passes Unanimously in Prince William County

Originally posted on NewWoodbridge.org. This Tuesday, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors unanimously passed the “Ban the Box” resolution, introduced last week by Woodb ...

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Report: Single Virginians Need $18.70 per Hour for Living Wage

Report: Single Virginians Need $18.70 per Hour for Living Wage

Originally posted in the Augusta Free Press. Virginia Organizing released the Alliance for a Just Society’s report, Pay Up!, which highlights the devastating effects of low pay an ...

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