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  • Jay Johnson Talks National Movements at Populism 2015

    Jay Johnson Talks National Movements at Populism 2015

    Virginia Organizing Treasurer Jay Johnson rallied the crowd at Populism 2015 in Washington, D.C. Jay's remarks were part of a Saturday plenary session featuring speakers across the ...

  • Up From Debt: Debra’s Story

    Up From Debt: Debra’s Story

    Virginia Organizing participated in The Alliance for a Just Society's Up From Debt conference in March. Debra Grant shared her story (watch below). Have you ever been trapped in a ...

  • New Poverty Measure Uncovers Hidden Success Story in VA

    New Poverty Measure Uncovers Hidden Success Story in VA

    Originally posted on the Public News Service on February 25, 2015. RICHMOND, Va. - The measuring tool for poverty has been recalibrated, and the new calculation tells a success sto ...

  • Our view: No refunds for you, bud

    Our view: No refunds for you, bud

    Roanoke Times Editorial February 12, 2015 After 10 long years of war, the people of besieged Troy looked out over the walls one morning to find the Greek army gone. Instead, there ...

Jay Johnson Talks National Movements at Populism 2015

Jay Johnson Talks National Movements at Populism 2015

Virginia Organizing Treasurer Jay Johnson rallied the crowd at Populism 2015 in Washington, D.C. Jay's remarks were part of a Saturday plenary session featuring speakers across th ...

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Up From Debt: Debra’s Story

Up From Debt: Debra’s Story

Virginia Organizing participated in The Alliance for a Just Society's Up From Debt conference in March. Debra Grant shared her story (watch below). Have you ever been trapped in a ...

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New Poverty Measure Uncovers Hidden Success Story in VA

New Poverty Measure Uncovers Hidden Success Story in VA

Originally posted on the Public News Service on February 25, 2015. RICHMOND, Va. - The measuring tool for poverty has been recalibrated, and the new calculation tells a success st ...

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Our view: No refunds for you, bud

Our view: No refunds for you, bud

Roanoke Times Editorial February 12, 2015 After 10 long years of war, the people of besieged Troy looked out over the walls one morning to find the Greek army gone. Instead, there ...

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Low Wage Nation

Low Wage Nation

Workers are falling short financially in our nation, and there are few living wage jobs to go around. With most of America’s job growth taking place in low-wage occupations, the r ...

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Holiday Season Means Insecure, Low-Wage Work

Holiday Season Means Insecure, Low-Wage Work

Published by Public News Service By Dan Heyman RICHMOND, Va. - The retail employees ringing up those last-minute purchases deserve better than losing their hours in a few days, ac ...

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Success In Efforts To End Childhood Hunger in VA

Success In Efforts To End Childhood Hunger in VA

Originally posted by the Public News Service on December 11, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. - A new coalition including Virginia's First Lady already is seeing results in an effort to reduce ...

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In Virginia, Most Full-Time Workers Do Not Earn Enough to Support a Family with Children

In Virginia, Most Full-Time Workers Do Not Earn Enough to Support a Family with Children

This week, the Virginia General Assembly money committees will meet to discuss the finances of the Commonwealth. As lawmakers make decisions about the financial health of Virginia ...

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US & VA Poverty Higher Than at Recession’s End

US & VA Poverty Higher Than at Recession’s End

RICHMOND, Va. - More Virginians and Americans are in poverty now than at the end of the great recession, according to census figures. Debbie Weinstein, executive director with the ...

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Education Rates Are Up, but So Is Poverty

Education Rates Are Up, but So Is Poverty

Virginians are rightfully proud of the fact that we’re a highly educated and hard-working state. But Virginians also deserve to be fairly compensated for that hard work. Instead, ...

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