Day: February 17, 2021

Reject SB1369 to Maintain a safety net for Virginia’s Small, Women and Minority-owned Businesses

The Virginia NAACP urges you to contact your legislator and tell them to vote NO on Senate Bill 1369. SB1369 would redefine the definition of small businesses, allowing for “cooperative associations,” to receive funds and other resources that Small, Women, and Minority (SWaM) owned businesses desperately need.  We should continue to maintain the safety net …

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Virginia NAACP Outraged By Attempts to Dilute SWAM Business Definitions In SB1369

RICHMOND (February 17, 2021) – Virginia State Conference NAACP President Robert N. Barnette, Jr. issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s passage of Senate Bill 1369 in the House Committee on General Laws Subcommittee on Open Government/Procurement: “The Virginia NAACP is outraged that the House Committee on General Laws Subcommittee on Open Government/Procurement moved …

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