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Low Wage Nation

Low Wage Nation

Workers are falling short financially in our nation, and there are few living wage jobs to go around. With most of America’s job growth taking place in low-wage occupations, the r ...

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Holiday Season Means Insecure, Low-Wage Work

Holiday Season Means Insecure, Low-Wage Work

Published by Public News Service By Dan Heyman RICHMOND, Va. - The retail employees ringing up those last-minute purchases deserve better than losing their hours in a few days, ac ...

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Success In Efforts To End Childhood Hunger in VA

Success In Efforts To End Childhood Hunger in VA

Originally posted by the Public News Service on December 11, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. - A new coalition including Virginia's First Lady already is seeing results in an effort to reduce ...

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In Virginia, Most Full-Time Workers Do Not Earn Enough to Support a Family with Children

In Virginia, Most Full-Time Workers Do Not Earn Enough to Support a Family with Children

This week, the Virginia General Assembly money committees will meet to discuss the finances of the Commonwealth. As lawmakers make decisions about the financial health of Virginia ...

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US & VA Poverty Higher Than at Recession’s End

US & VA Poverty Higher Than at Recession’s End

RICHMOND, Va. - More Virginians and Americans are in poverty now than at the end of the great recession, according to census figures. Debbie Weinstein, executive director with the ...

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Education Rates Are Up, but So Is Poverty

Education Rates Are Up, but So Is Poverty

Virginians are rightfully proud of the fact that we’re a highly educated and hard-working state. But Virginians also deserve to be fairly compensated for that hard work. Instead, ...

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VA Child Poverty Strategy: Kids Succeed When Families Succeed

VA Child Poverty Strategy: Kids Succeed When Families Succeed

Originally posted by The Public News Service on November 12, 2014. by Dan Heyman RICHMOND, Va. - A new strategy - helping kids by helping their families - is offering promise for ...

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Let’s Get Virginia to Work!

Let’s Get Virginia to Work!

Labor Day is a time to celebrate the contributions workers make to our economy and society, and to be thankful for the sacrifices made by previous generations who won the more hum ...

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

Today is Women’s Equality Day! In honor of this day, Virginia Organizing and our allies across the country are calling for policies that work for women and families. We need ...

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Down a hole, and still digging

Down a hole, and still digging

Published by The Commonwealth Institute on July 11, 2014Virginia’s level of investment in our schools, communities, and future will hit a new post-recession low next year.Ho ...

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