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VPLC is Hiring Advocacy and Support Staff Positions. Join Our Team In Supporting Low-income Virginians!

VPLC is Hiring Advocacy and Support Staff Positions. Join Our Team In Supporting Low-income Virginians!

VPLC engages in wide-ranging advocacy to seek access to civil justice for lower-income Virginians including education, empowerment, impact-litigation, and advocacy … Read more

VPLC's Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

VPLC’s Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

We’re honored that this month the Richmond Justice project chose to highlight VPLC Staff Attorney Susheela Varky. Her personal story, … Read more

Add your name to push for Clean Affordable and Efficient Energy for All!

Add your name to push for Clean Affordable and Efficient Energy for All!

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Join the thousands of people who have come together with us to as for affordable, clean energy to be
Faces of Virginia's Coverage Gap

Faces of Virginia’s Coverage Gap

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See the faces and read the stories of everyday Virginians’ struggle with healthcare access under our current system without
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VPLC is Hiring Advocacy and Support Staff Positions. Join Our Team In Supporting Low-income Virginians!

VPLC is Hiring Advocacy and Support Staff Positions. Join Our Team In Supporting Low-income Virginians!

VPLC engages in wide-ranging advocacy to seek access to civil justice for lower-income Virginians including education, empowerment, impact-litigation, and advocacy … Read more

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1st!

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins November 1st!

 

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1, 2016. However, some consumers may still qualify for a … Read more

VPLC's Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

VPLC’s Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

We’re honored that this month the Richmond Justice project chose to highlight VPLC Staff Attorney Susheela Varky. Her personal story, … Read more

VPLC Joins the Fray Over Energy Costs and Energy Efficiency; Join in with us!

VPLC Joins the Fray Over Energy Costs and Energy Efficiency; Join in with us!

 

Last week the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), responding to a legislative mandate from the 2016 session of the … Read more

New Hunger Report Shows Hunger Still a Problem; Should Spark Actions

Post-recession America still has a somewhat hidden problem- hunger. Hunger is not always evident in communities or nationwide, but the … Read more

Add your name to push for Clean Affordable and Efficient Energy for All!

Add your name to push for Clean Affordable and Efficient Energy for All!

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Join the thousands of people who have come together with us to as for affordable, clean energy to be

Jack of All Trades, Master of Justice

A legend in the legal community is retiring.  The Virginia Poverty Law Center and many other organizations working for justice … Read more

Virginia Hunger Solutions Debuts School Breakfast Report with First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe

Virginia Hunger Solutions Debuts School Breakfast Report with First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe

 

Virginia Hunger Solutions (VHS), a project of the Virginia Poverty Law Center in conjunction with the Food Research & … Read more

Why does VPLC work so hard on health insurance issues?

 

Why does VPLC work so hard on health insurance issues?

 

For the third year in a row, VPLC … Read more

Rubber Stamp Justice:  Can’t we stop this abuse?

Rubber Stamp Justice: Can’t we stop this abuse?

Rubber Stamp Justice:  Can’t we stop this abuse?

 

Human Rights Watch released a report in January entitled Rubber Stamp … Read more

Nearly 421,900 Virginians purchased coverage; Praise Given to VPLC/ENROLL! Virginia

Nearly 421,900 Virginians purchased coverage; Praise Given to VPLC/ENROLL! Virginia

A big “THANK YOU!” goes to Governor McAuliffe and Secretary Hazel. Their leadership and support of efforts to increase access … Read more

Just Say No

Just Say No

Each legislative session in recent years has ushered in multiple proposals to drug test TANF recipients. This year was no … Read more

Below the Poverty Line

This year, multiple legislators have introduced bills designed to increase TANF benefits; and for good reason.  TANF, which provides cash-assistance … Read more

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) applauds the historic agreement between Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican and Democratic leaders to, among … Read more

Stop Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Virginians

Stop Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Virginians

Financial exploitation is the illegal or improper use of someone else’s money or belongings … Read more