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Save the Date! Anti-Hunger Policy Conference October 20th, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA

Save the Date! Anti-Hunger Policy Conference October 20th, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA

Come Join us to discuss issues and solutions surrounding hunger in Virginia. Help us create change and impact lives through… Read more
2015 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 21-23

2015 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 21-23

Come Join us in Williamsburg, VA for the 2015 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference. Get the details on registration, conference offerings, and… Read more
Wiggins: It’s a New Day in the Struggle Against Bad Lending Practices

Wiggins: It’s a New Day in the Struggle Against Bad Lending Practices

By Dana Wiggins, Richmond Times-Dispatch Op-Ed

Last week, Richmond became the latest battleground in the fight over high-cost loans and … Read more

School Breakfast Reaching More Children in Virginia

School Breakfast Reaching More Children in Virginia

The annual national school breakfast report released today by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) finds that 221,414 low-income … Read more

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How can Virginia celebrate the Medicaid 50th anniversary? – Closing the Coverage Gap

 

On its 50th anniversary, it’s important to remember that the Medicaid program has helped make millions of Americans healthier … Read more

Dodd-Frank is only 5 years old—why are the big banks trying to kill it?

What is Dodd-Frank?  It is the financial reform law that passed Congress 5 years ago.  What are the big banks … Read more

What can you do about substandard care in a nursing home?

Richmond Nursing Home might close, but what happens to the patients?

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What can you do about substandard care in

Welcome to Shark Week 2015

Loansharks inflict economic violence on borrowers.

 

“We may think of violence as physical harm. But violence is defined as … Read more

Car Title Loans in Virginia = Disaster

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) just released the 2014 statistics on car title loans in Virginia and there is good … Read more

The Stress of Student Debt

Do you think there is a student loan debt crisis in the U.S.?  No?  What if we told you that … Read more

86 and Counting…

Last year, Virginia schools gained access to a powerful new tool in the fight against child hunger: the Community Eligibility … Read more

Your Health: Overweight but Underfed can be Troubling Paradox

By Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch

At a conference focused on childhood obesity, LaTonya Reed’s presentation focused on the paradox of … Read more

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Why should you care about sexual assault?  Because, unfortunately, sexual violence touches so many of us, not “just” women. According … Read more

Transparency Virginia Issues Report

A report released this week by Transparency Virginia, a coalition we joined during the General Assembly Session, shows that the … Read more

Report: One in Seven Hungry in Virginia

By Dan Heyman, Public News Service-VA

RICHMOND, Va. – One Virginian in every seven risks going hungry, according to a new … Read more

Virginia is Second Southern State to Ban the Box

State employment applications will no longer have a question asking potential employees whether they have a criminal history.  As of … Read more