The Richmond Virginia Organizing chapter is engaged in eduation the community on the new health care law. Richmond residents are organizing around implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by writing letters to the editor and contacting their legislators at the state and national level.
Virginia Organizing Richmond finds opportunities for individuals who have never been part of the political process to learn how to lobby the Virginia General Assembly and the US Congress.
Virginia Organizing Richmond also engaged in public eduation on the budget and progressive tax reform and works with local residents fighting for access to affordable housing.
On December 18, local members did fiscal cliff caroling at Sen. Webb's office and outside the church before a forum to talk about Medicaid expansion. The forum featured one of the "nuns on a bus" Sister Mary Ellen Lacy.
On December 20, local members attended a Richmond rally concerning the federal budget. Three Virginia Organizing members spoke at the rally and one member served at the MC. Speakers were interviewed by the media. Kevin Wilson, small business owner from Richmond, spoke about opposing efforts in Congress to pass a really bad solution to the "fiscal cliff" situation. Kevin spoke at the rally as a businessman and father, and after the rally was interviewed holding his youngest son in his arms.
Our Richmond Chapter has been working diligently on transportation issues! Below is a great article about how transportation affects the lives and well-being of so many.
By Brian Koziol
Posted on: Take Me Home Virginia, http://homeva.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/transportation-policy-echoes-housing-policy-in-the-richmond-region/
ARE YOU PREPARED TO PROTECT YOUR VOTE?
Virginia has a new Voter ID law. Do you know how changes in the law might affect you and impact elections in November?
Please join us at a special Voter Education Town Hall on Thursday, August 30th at Virginia Union University.
On January 16, 2012, hundreds of Virginians will gather at the State Capitol at 5pm to celebrate and honor Dr. King's legacy and values of equality, justice and opportunity.
We Are Virginia will bring King's message and a progressive vision of Virginia to our legislators, emphasizing a return to King’s principles of economic and social justice.
Enough is enough—we can’t wait any longer. Three years after Wall Street wrecked our economy, 25 million people are still unable to find full-time work and the scandalous gap between the 1% and the 99% continues to grow. But instead of creating jobs, Congress continues to ignore the concerns of the 99% and instead focuses on job-killing budget cuts and tax giveaways for the rich.
As you probably know, President Obama will be in Richmond this Friday to talk about his jobs plan. Not to be outdone, Rep. Cantor announced a jobs event for the same day. Virginia Organizing members showed up at Rep. Cantor's campaign event last week to make their voice heard that we need jobs here in Richmond. Rep. Cantor and President Obama need to hear from the unemployed residents who are struggling. If you have something to say to the President or Rep. Cantor, here's your chance:
President Obama's appearance: