Economic Justice

VIDEO: Thanks Bank of America!

Icon November 22, 2011 - 19:16 Virginia Organizing is continuing to call on Virginians to MoveOurMoney from the big banks and into credit unions and small banks. Last Friday, our S. Hampton Roads supporters divested from the Norfolk Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Click here for media coverage. We will continue to organize MoveOurMoney actions statewide. Check out this hilarious video and the factsheet below on Bank of America.  

Thursday, Nov. 17, Join us to Declare an Economic Emergeny for the 99%

Icon November 17, 2011 - 01:59 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.

TOOLKIT: MoveOurMoney/VirginiaOrganizing Divest from the Big Banks

Icon November 11, 2011 - 15:17 Virginia Organizing has joined with the New Bottom Line, a coaltion or organizations nationwide, in working with congregations, unions, and community organizations across the country to move their money from the big banks with a goal of taking back $1 billion before the end of the year.

McWhorter: Taking Cantor Out of His Comfort Zone

Icon October 27, 2011 - 21:21 Ladelle McWhorter serves as vice chair of the state governing board of Virginia Organizing. When she is not fighting for social justice with Virginia Organizing, she is the James Thomas Professor in Philosophy at the University of Richmond. She teaches Environmental Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies. Del made the following remarks on a 10/27 media tele-conference regarding Rep. Cantor's recent cancellation of his income inequality speech out of fear of the other 99 percent.  

VIDEO: Cantor running scared

Icon October 22, 2011 - 18:15 Have you heard about Representative Eric Cantor canceling his speech is Philadelphia?

Rolling Out the Un-Welcome Mat for Cantor in Philly

Icon October 21, 2011 - 16:42 Cross-posted at Blue Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor will receive a not-so-warm welcome by hundreds of protesters at his appearance at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia today. Rep. Cantor will be giving an address today at 4:00pm on income inequality, something that protesters say, his policies perpetuate. Virginia Organizing Leader Dee Jacobson will be making the trip from Locust Grove, Orange County to address the rally.

"It's not me, it's you." Breaking up with the big banks.

Icon October 18, 2011 - 02:03 Wall Street and the big banks crashed our economy, destroyed jobs, caused millions to lose their homes, bankrupted city and state budgets and refused to pay their fair share of what it will take to rebuild our economy. So, why should we continue to give them our money? We can vote with our feet on this one. It’s time to ante up.