School Facilities

Final Thoughts: Part 2

Final Thoughts: Part 2

In the last post, my rambling about love for Mama J’s pound cake, RVA-Richmond, and change adverseness was long enough to fulfill my own patience for a newsletter update. Here is part 2 and the conclusion of my “Final Thoughts.”

Peace and grace be with you.

Cigarette Tax Explained: Quick Hit and a Long Drag

Cigarette Tax Explained: Quick Hit and a Long Drag

An $0.80 cent per pack cigarette tax dedicated to school facility maintenance will generate roughly $5M per year. Read the analysis and recommendation from our Policy Action Team and how you can voice your opinion! 

Cigarettes and Equity

Cigarettes and Equity

Meals tax generates $150 million for school facilities and the fight is on to find the rest. Read about the upcoming debate over a cigarette tax and what it will take to achieve equity for Richmond students. 

2017 Reflection

2017 Reflection

We started 2017 with a focus on unlocking the language of government (policies, regulations, and budgets) to serve others in advocating for change. This directive, led us to set an ambitious list of goals. Read our 2017 recap to see where our journey took us! 

The March for October

The March for October

Separate and unequal, segregated, failing school facilities in Richmond are monuments to white supremacy. Each day longer this system is tolerated and perpetuated, they win.

The next 59 days leading to October 16th are crucially important to addressing this wrong and writing a new future for Richmond. We need your help!