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Al Willis: November 2016 Leader of the Month

Al Willis: November 2016 Leader of the Month

Al Willis first learned about Virginia Organizing through his church, and he's been a leader in the organizing drive on the Eastern Shore ever since. “I want to help people empowe ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on Portsmouth School Board to Reduce Suspensions

Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on Portsmouth School Board to Reduce Suspensions

What: Media conference with Portsmouth parents and community leaders to call on the Portsmouth School Board to take action to reduce suspensions When: Thursday, October 20 at 6 p. ...

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Virginia Organizing Grassroots Gathering 2016

Virginia Organizing Grassroots Gathering 2016

Virginians from Harrisonburg to Southwest Virginia to South Hampton Roads and everywhere in between gathered September 16-18 at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center to celebrate accompl ...

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Grassroots Gathering 2016: Brief Recap

Grassroots Gathering 2016: Brief Recap

Over the weekend of September 16-18, Virginia Organizing leaders gathered at Smith Mountain Lake to discuss important issues facing Virginians this year like education justice, en ...

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Virginia Organizing Joins Governor Terry McAuliffe in Portsmouth

Virginia Organizing Joins Governor Terry McAuliffe in Portsmouth

On Monday, September 12, 2016, Virginia Organizing South Hampton Roads Chapter leader Shelia Carter had the honor of introducing Governor Terry McAuliffe at a large voter outreach ...

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Good News and Bad News

Good News and Bad News

We’ve got some good and bad news. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has extended the comment period to October 7, 2016 for the proposed rules aimed at reducing the h ...

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Virginia Organizing Chapter Leaders Will Speak at Portsmouth School Board Meeting on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Virginia Organizing Chapter Leaders Will Speak at Portsmouth School Board Meeting on School-to-Prison Pipeline

What: Portsmouth School Board meeting When: Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Where: Portsmouth City Hall, 6th Floor (801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704) Portsmouth, Va.—Lead ...

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Care for our Earth: Pressure from Dominion = Contaminated Water

Care for our Earth: Pressure from Dominion = Contaminated Water

Regional residents are currently faced with the issue of the coal ash disposal in Chesapeake. Coal ash is what is left after coal is burned in coal-powered plants. In previous dec ...

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Sea Rise Threat to Norfolk, Atlantic and Gulf Military Bases

Sea Rise Threat to Norfolk, Atlantic and Gulf Military Bases

Published by Public News Service Climate change represents a serious problem for U.S. coastal military bases - especially in and around Norfolk, according to a recent study. The r ...

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Roger Chesley: Justices’ smackdown of McAuliffe’s attempts to restore felons’ voting rights isn’t final word

Roger Chesley: Justices’ smackdown of McAuliffe’s attempts to restore felons’ voting rights isn’t final word

Published by the Virginian-Pilot.  I hesitated to call Patricia Skinner on Monday. I didn’t want to further muddle a confusing situation. Skinner, a former felon-turned-health car ...

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