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Rural Participation Matters: How Rural GroundGame Is Working To Get Voices Heard

For the longest time, urban and suburban areas got more electoral focus, with rural areas in Virginia–and across the country–being left out. This isn't viable anymore, and since its inception in 2019, Rural GroundGame, a grassroots, community-centered organization, has stepped in to help.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., speaks before President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug costs at the Daniel Technology Center of Germanna Community College – Culpeper Campus, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Culpeper, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Spanberger Wants to Make It Easier for Americans to Check Their Lawmakers’ Stock Trading

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who represents Virginia's 7th District, is calling for greater transparency when it comes to elected officials’ finances. She first raised concerns after 2020 spending practices by some colleagues appeared to show a connection to potential pandemic-related profits. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives to attend an event sponsored by Susan B. Anthony Pro Life America at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Senate and House Republicans Introduce Nationwide Abortion Ban

The bill would leave in place existing state bans that are more restrictive but would override current bans after 15 weeks and outlaw abortion in states where it’s currently permitted under state law.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin gestures as he talks with employees during opening ceremonies for the new offices of Empower AI Wednesday July 20, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Where in the World is Glenn Youngkin? Not in Virginia!

Lately, it seems like Gov. Youngkin has been everywhere BUT Virginia, as he has a busy out-of-state travel schedule booked over the next few months.  Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin hasn’t even been in office for a year, but he’s already on the road helping his fellow Republicans campaign in other states. His upcoming fall travel...

A home along Pennsylvania Avenue, in Lovettsville, Va., displays a fence painted in the colors of the gay-pride rainbow flag, on Oct. 4, 2021. About 20 neighbors showed up to help the owners, Kris Consaul and Sheryl Frye, when they decided on the paint scheme in 2020 as a way to support the town's LGBT youth when young people were isolated at home in the pandemic. The fence has become a showpiece, delighting many neighbors. But in the 2020 campaign, a pro-Trump parade of vehicles diverted off the main street to blast car horns at their property. (AP Photo/Cal Woodward)
Coming Out: What If That Was Up To Virginia Teachers?

What if coming out to families wasn't a choice, but instead up to Virginia teachers? Gov. Glenn Youngkin weighed in on the issue in a recent interview.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., speaks before President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug costs at the Daniel Technology Center of Germanna Community College – Culpeper Campus, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Culpeper, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Spanberger’s TRUST in Congress Act to Move Forward

If passed, Spanberger’s Transparent Representation Upholding Service and Trust in Congress (TRUST) Act which was first introduced in 2021 would give lawmakers, spouses, and staffers a choice. They could either put their assets in a blind trust or sell them.

Winner of Tuesday's Republican primary for the 7th district congressional race, Yesli Vega, left, speaks to the crows along with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin at a restaurant Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Woodbridge, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
VA-07 GOP Candidate Yesli Vega Makes Controversial Comments on Abortion

Yesli Vega, a Republican candidate seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat Abigail Spanberger made some controversial comments on abortion in new audio obtained by Axios.