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Celebrating 81 Years of Social Security

Celebrating 81 Years of Social Security

Dear friends, August 14 was the 81st anniversary of Social Security, one of the most successful programs in our nation’s history. Social Security keeps millions of seniors, surviv ...

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes New Rules, Virginia Organizing Responds

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes New Rules, Virginia Organizing Responds

On Thursday, June 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released proposed rules for payday and title lending with the intent to curb predatory practices by these lend ...

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Stop Child Hunger

Stop Child Hunger

As a parent, I know how important it is for kids to have healthy food. Really, it is a no-brainer that kids shouldn’t have to go hungry, right? Not according to the U.S. House of ...

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Virginia Organizing Calls on Senators Warner and Kaine to Support a Strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Virginia Organizing Calls on Senators Warner and Kaine to Support a Strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Fredericksburg, Va.— Virginia Organizing leaders will visit Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 7 to attend the Senate Banking Committee hearing where Consumer Financial Protectio ...

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Thank you, Governor McAuliffe

Thank you, Governor McAuliffe

Your calls made a difference! Keep up the good work, Virginia Organizing leaders and supporters! ...

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Fight for Workers’ Rights

Fight for Workers’ Rights

Do you remember how many times we fought so hard to get workers a living wage? Today, we need your help to stop some bad legislation that would prohibit a locality from enacting a ...

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State of the States Report 2015

State of the States Report 2015

Published by the Center for American Progress.  See also: Interactive: Restoring Shared Prosperity (TalkPoverty.org) State-by-state fact sheets In 2014, more than one in seven Ame ...

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Report: Shortage of Living Wage Jobs in Virginia Leaves Workers Struggling

Report: Shortage of Living Wage Jobs in Virginia Leaves Workers Struggling

Portsmouth, Va.—New research by Virginia Organizing’s national partner Alliance for a Just Society shows that in Virginia, only 44 percent of current job openings pay a living wag ...

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Simple Things Can Help Virginia Families Build Cushion

Simple Things Can Help Virginia Families Build Cushion

Originally published by Public News Service. Working families in Virginia are having a hard time building up even a small financial cushion. But the authors of a new policy brief ...

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Corporations Avoid Doing Their Part

Corporations Avoid Doing Their Part

Originally published in The Virginian-Pilot. Duke Energy may have set a new record for bad corporate behavior — it polluted a river while dodging its taxes. Duke was fined more th ...

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