the history of workErs in Virginia is under attack

History standards in Virginia are updated every seven years. The new proposed standards put forth by anti-worker extremist Glenn Youngkin and his Virginia Department of Education would remove the American labor movement. They want to: 

It's up to us to stop the whitewashing of our history and tell the complete story of workers rights in our Commonwealth.

Sign up below to let the Department know that the Youngkin Administration’s newly proposed standards are unacceptable!

It’s important for the Department to hear directly from school employees and other concerned Virginians that factual standards highlighting labor history, Black history, and diverse perspectives are essential.

Find the hearing nearest you from the list below and sign up to make your voice heard! Scroll down to read public testimony talking points ahead of attending your hearing. 

Piedmont Community College Labor Hearing

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 • 5:45 PM

501 College Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902

O. Winston Link Museum Labor Hearing

Thursday, March 16, 2023 • 5:45 PM

101 Shenandoah Ave NE, Roanoke, VA 24016

Southwest Higher Education Center Labor Hearing

Monday, March 20, 2023 • 5:45 PM

1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210

Robert Russa Moton Museum Labor Hearing

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 • 5:45 PM

900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA 23901

Sample Talking points for Public Testimony 

Before attending a hearing, please read the sample talking points for public comments. 

These talking points will help you craft your testimony opposing removing labor history from Virginia school curriculums. 

Thank you for standing up for the workers and legacy of workers' rights in our state!

History Hearings Talking Points.pdf

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