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@vademocrats #RVA #rvacouncil @MetroRichmondYD A reminder about the importance of effective precinct organization. That’s the key to grass roots GOTV politics. @RepSpanberger @RepElaineLuria @RepWexton
The point being dear @TheDemocrats @JoeBiden We can’t let the polls lull us intoa sense of complacency.@SpeakerPelosi @HouseDemocrats @HouseDemWomen Know your voters & where they are. Have a precinct chair. Local DemCmtes organize by precinct & get those voter registration lists.
@JoeBiden knows this as did @BarackObama who even knew details about each voter, predating Brad Parscale. I purchased my list in @GovernorWilder campaign. It was printed on the green computer paper with printer holes along the edges!Mom called each 1 & we ID’d our @vademocrats
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In #RVA: From 2000 to 2016 the Black population decreased by 7% and the White population increased by 35%. In 2000, Blacks were 57% of the population and Whites were 38%. In 2016, Blacks were 47% and Whites were 46% of the population.…
While the Latinx community only made up 6.5% of Richmond’s total population, 11% of school-aged children were Latinx in 2016 (compared to 3% in 2000).
Between 2000 and 2016, all areas of #RVA experienced a growth in HS graduation rates, except for parts of Southside, which showed declining HS graduation rates. In areas of Southside, especially along Hull St and Jeff Davis Hwy, many residents over 25 don't have a HS diploma.
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Terry McAuliffe loves the part of Virginia that’s inside theBeltway. NorthernVa. He’s clueless about RoVA, except as a source of funding to please his donors. His desire to elect Dems to legislature is to keep that stream of VA taxpayer $ flowing. @washingtonpost @RTDNEWS
Flowing north, inside the Beltway to please McAuliffe donors. @PostOpinions @RTDNEWS @RTDSchapiro Funds from RoVa to NoVa, and inside the Beltway.Thats the Swamp. McAuliffe, of whom I was early enthusiastic supporter, brought it to #RVA
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@ChrisCuomo Terry McAuliffe did NOT create the jobs. It was, unfortunately, Trump. Unlike your brother Andrew, who directed a $Billion for the Buffalo area, McAuliffe greedily concentrated the building in NoVA (NorthernVa) because his donors are there & wanted a major Clinic.
2) A Mayo clinic would never move to NoVa, bcz 1. too expensive, 2.too congested 3. no transportation 4. bad climate or 5. unaffordable housing for patients.
3) Mayo has built other locations and #RVA @VCU_CCTR @VCUresearch actually could have been a candidate, like Jacksonville or Phoenix, but Terrible Terry’s donor and he wanted it in NOVA at GMU or now Schar Institute.
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From a local #RVA feminists who belives in personal responsibility, I share this: Peggy Toney AS an old feminist, age 81, I have to say I do not find the ME TOO movement congruent with my sense of responsibility. Don't wait till it's a political advantage to come forth. 1)
2/ There is a great difference between sexual overtures and casual displays of
affection. The excuse that one does not say what they think if they are
offended due to society not accepting of women's right to be forthright is
ridiculous. @CNNPolitics
3) As a young woman there were plenty of times when I had to say "stop that" it is not acceptable. That was long before the Women's movement. Most of the women I know and particularly those in my age group have no fear of saying what they believe. @washingtonpost @nytimes
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Chesterfield, Va SRO with @CCPDVa, at LC Bird High School, is exposed as the Pledge Coordinator for white nationalist hate group Identity Evropa.

Officer Daniel Leas Morley, son of retired Lt. Tim Morley of the @RichmondPolice.

#IdentifyEvropa #rva…
A white nationalist group’s Pledge Coordinator in a high school is a dangerous situation, where young minds can easily be manipulated. There are signs that suggest Dan Morley was radicalized during high school, before graduating in 2006.


You can find Dan’s leaked Discord posts at @UR_Ninja:…

While not as outwardly toxic as other members, you’ll find that he discusses the need for white nationalist to rebrand words such as “racism”.

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@kimgray4rva My real estate taxes went up 18%in 2 yrs since @levarstoney took office, not reflecting real estate market. #RVA already has highest taxes in area & businesses r leaving bczof this. Budget over runs show poor management despite already higher taxes. @RTDNEWS @CBS6
Why does #RVA have highest taxes, worst schools, highestcrime, worst infrastructure & management compared to neighboring counties? We just raised taxes for schools but only increased city’s credit line. It’s called zero fiduciary responsibility. Trim bloat like @RPS_Schools
Cigarette taxes will discourage smoking & improve people’s health. Also we need more state funds for schools in underserved/low income areas @RPS_Schools & across the state. Lottery revenue was supposed to go for schools. What happened to that revenue? @GovernorVA @LevarStoney
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@TomArnold @lauferlaw Not all Virginians. Lived here most of my life & NEVER saw anything like that, even at massive Halloween block parties on my street attended by hundreds each year. I live in #RVA , family all across state. Country Granma showed me Numbers 12 after Selma. God disapproved racism.
@TomArnold @lauferlaw Numbers 12 tells of Miriam contracting leprosy because she “spake against Moses for marrying an Ethiopian woman.” She showed me this in her bible after the Selma march, saying “God does not want us to be against colored people,” a term many used then. #RVA So not all Virginians.
@TomArnold @lauferlaw For those who may not know, Miriam was Moses’ older sister.
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“Wait, why are these meetings at the same time?”

Traditionally NAACP Richmond Chapter has held their meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. RCDC has always been on the 1st Thurs. Well it was announced that NAACP will now have town-halls on the first Thursdays. this surely appears intentional to block attendance at RCDC.
What changed? Well this is the first year that JJ Minor has not been in leadership of both organizations. In fact, there was forced reorganization of RCDC after it the election held was thrown out due to complaints associated with JJ Minor, the then chair.
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Excellent analysis @RTDSchapiro Taxpayers have no control over Dominion. The $1.4 Billion boondoggle for #RVA has immediate 30% hike in real estate taxes to cover the cost.
Schapiro: Northam stumbles over the details - but at what cost?… via @rtdnews
2. @DominionEnergy exists for the benefit of its investors. Its Billion $ projects approved by the state are paid for by consumers. They are a regulated monopoly. That's their business model. @NHDistrict is a shell, protecting DE and its leaders from debt.
3. @RTDSchapiro That shell serves for financial activities shielding @DomEnergyVA and NHD principals from any liability. It can dissolve at any time in bankruptcy and #RVA taxpayers are on the hook for $1.4 B plus $800Mil for school repairs, that is $2BILLION
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1/ THREAD Related to @SmithsonianMag "The Costs of the Confederacy" and findings that "over the past ten years, taxpayers have directed at least $40 million to Confederate monuments... and to Confederate heritage organizations."
2/ The article was written by Brian Palmer and Seth Freed Wessler. I found it very interesting, and something also needs to be said about Confederate cemeteries and cemeteries with Confederate sections in Richmond.
3/ Take #HollywoodCemetery. In 1969, #HollywoodCemetery was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register (part of the VA Department of Historic Resources and managed by its staff on behalf of the VA Board of Historic Resources, in partnership with the National Park Service).
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1/ THREAD Pleased to announce the Monuments Working Group website, a division of the Public Humanities Lab in the @IHGC @UVA. Find a link to our website, below, and follow the thread for descriptions of various pages in the website and their functions.
2/ PUBLIC INPUT Called "Make your mark," this page is geared to those who want to make a change in the monumental and memorial landscape of #Charlottesville and/or #RVA. Click the "your input" button to produce a simple survey (a more extensive version in the works for 2019). Public input page
3/ PROJECTS This page is a catalog of past, current, and future projects of the group. Scroll to find buttons to "Direct our historical research" by suggesting an intervention or "Help build the [Richmond] syllabus" with a source/ bit of media/ URL on the history of the city. Projects page
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Good morning RVA! Anyone remember Leon Benjamin who ran for 9th District #RVACouncil in 2016? Did you know he is the Richmond City Republican Party Chairman now?

He is out here prospecting Republican and conservative candidates to run in #RVA. 🧜🏻‍♀️
If you don’t remember Leon Benjamin from him #RVAMayor run, maybe you’ll remember him from when he was stumping for Trump on Fox News.

Or maybe you remember a week or so ago when he was with Pence stumping for Brat. #VA07 #RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
He also runs the website

What is the point? For as “safe” as people may think #RVA is on Election Day... don’t lose sight of the fact that there are people in Richmond actively pushing Trump’s policies encouraging people to Vote Republican. 🧜🏻‍♀️
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@LevarStoney Announce late just before elections, abt decision already made. Where’s the quantitative analysis showing #RVA can afford this? NEED REAL $$ NUMBERS, not hand waving, blind estimates on jobs. Same kind of approach as Dwight Jones. 👎🏻
$1.4 BILLION could give #RPS schools updates they need. Running up another $1.4 B debt IN ADDITION TO the $750 Million DEBT for schools. @LevarStoney gets a GRADE of ZERO on FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY. Its a slithery way to justify raise of real estate taxes 2
3/ Run #RVA into $2 BILLION IN DEBT to justify raising taxes. Worst mismanagement of this city in DECADES.
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1/7 Yes, the Richmond City Council #RVACouncil should support Councilwoman Kimberly Gray's @kimgray4rva proposal to rename the Boulevard in honor of Arthur Ashe.
2/7 As she said: “I thought this may be an opportunity for us as a city to demonstrate to the world that we’ve evolved and we’re willing to be more accepting of all Richmonders, regardless of their skin color, who they are or where they come from.”
3/7 The Boulevard is CENTRAL: it begins near Byrd Park, cuts through Cary Town, passes the #VMFA, crosses #MonumentAvenue at the statue of Stonewall Jackson, and runs along The Diamond. Renaming the Boulevard to Arthur Ashe Boulevard would be a great honor for a true hero.
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WOW! Tomorrow is #RVACouncil. Did you almost forget? I did. Whew. Time flies.

Well let’s take a little look at this week’s agenda! #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
Citizen Comment has 1 person signed up. Eric will be speaking about the city’s neglect.

#RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
Board Appointments and Reappointments include a people being appointed to the Sister City’s Commission, Advisory Task Force for the Economic Revitalization of South Richmond, and Human Rights Commission.

#RVACouncil 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Tonight! #RPSBoard meets at 6PM in #RVACouncil chambers on the 2nd floor of city hall! Packed agenda with lots of interesting information. Some of the documents to be reviewed included in this thread. #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
The final Strategic Plan will be proposed to #RPSBoard. Of note is this document is only the final actions, not the goals.

Priorities 1, 2, and 3 are found in this tweet. 🧜🏻‍♀️
Strategic Plan priorities 4 and 5 are found in this tweet. #RPSBoard 🧜🏻‍♀️
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Late night reading a Style Weekly article from 2006 about Paul Goldman. Anyone else read it and get a sense of déjà vu? 👀

Brace yourself for a thread of receipts. (1/25)
#RVA #RVAMayor #RVACouncil #RPSBoard 🧜🏻‍♀️
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past year, you have probably heard about the “School Modernization Referendum.” Here is a great article that summarized what it is. Basically what it does is tell #RVAMayor @LevarStoney to get a plan together (2/25)…
to fully fund school infrastructure without raising taxes or publicly state it can’t be done. This was put forward by none other than Paul Goldman and carried primarily by the Richmond Crusade for Voters. The original plan was for Loupassi and Sturtevant to carry (3/25)
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Today there was a VA House committee on school safety meeting at Meadowbrook HS in Chesterfield. There has been criticism of this committee as they haven’t had gun control on the table as part of the discussion. (1/6) RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
This committee will make a recommendation to the General Assembly at the end of this year for legislation needed in 2019. State legislation is not my expertise by any means but keep your eyes out on media outlets tonight b/c on the agenda today was a scheduled (2/6)
tour of Meadowbrook High School to be given by Donald Green who has been the Safety and Security Manager at Chesterfield County Public Schools since July 2014. Recently there were Facebook posts from Green’s PUBLIC Facebook from 2015 discovered. (3/6)
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I think most people know Steve Bannon was at Black Swan books yesterday and a woman confronted him with some choice words triggering the store owner to call the cops. This thread is reality from my perspective. 🧜🏻‍♀️ #RVA (1/11)
Even outside of the words that have directly come from Bannon’s mouth, he was the executive chairman of Breitbart and declared it the “platform for the alt right.” It is a publication that spreads xenophobic, misogynistic, racist, & generally hateful views.🧜🏻‍♀️ #RVA (2/11)
His words and the words from Breitbart have empowered a culture of hateful white supremacy and invaded our homes through the internet, television, and other mediums. Those words have made many minorities feel uncomfortable in this country. 🧜🏻‍♀️ #RVA (3/11)
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Steve Bannon was confronted at Black Swan Books this afternoon, leading the owner to call the police. He also appears to be friends with the owner, who half jokingly said he’ll need Bannon to protect him when the police come to lock up the liberals. No room for nazis in Richmond.
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I want to tell you all stories about two historic places I visited last year: Devil’s Half Acre in Richmond, VA and Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in Poland. (1/24) #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
Near the end of April 2017 was the first time I went to the Devil’s Half Acre. Some may also know this site by the name Lumpkin’s Jail. Most don’t know about it at all but it is in Shockoe Bottom. (2/24) #RVA
I had a day date planned with my boyfriend at the time that involved walking all over #RVA. We had just left Church Hill Lookout and were walking down Broad Street. We were trying to decide at what point we would catch a Lyft home. (3/24)
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We are loaded up for the @theValentineRVA’s Monumental bus tour! Let’s start with context of demographics. Approximately 40-45 people on board. I see about 3 people who are under 50 (2 of them is). Majority of bus is white. Approx. 3 people of color. #MonumentalRVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
Tour guide states they will talk about history of monuments and context they went up in. Clear there will be no debates about what should happen to the monuments. #MonumentalRVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
Just past 1790 house of John Marshall (Chief Justice of Supreme Court) is a Monument to the John Marshall Core of Cadets which was predecessor of ROTC. On site of former John Marshall High School. #MonumentalRVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
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This is a thread that is intended to show how important community involvement and advocacy is. People often speak about gentrification as if it is an inevitable conclusion to development but recent efforts by South Richmond community members tell a different story. #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
In March 2018, @StyleWeekly named Michael and Laura Hild “Best Revivalist Couple” in their Best of Richmond edition. #RVA
Following a May community meeting, on June 15th @__MarkRobinson reported on the expansion of Manchester Historic District. He states that investment following historic district designations often coincide w/ gentrification. #RVA 🧜🏻‍♀️
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