Virginia Organizing in the News

2013-10-10 13:02

The presentations are being put on by “Virginia Organizing,” which describes itself as “a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.”

2013-10-08 15:50

The group of us going tomorrow really just want to be a part of the bigger picture, not only here in Harrisonburg, but nationwide. We want to show that we are present and we are not going away," said local community organizer Kiersten Rossetto.

Virginia Organizing is hopeful that a bill with a path to citizenship will be passed this year.

2013-10-08 15:17

Nearly forty Petersburg High School students registered to vote during a two-day voter registration drive held at Petersburg High School. The event was a collaboration between the high school and Virginia Organizing.

2013-10-05 15:50

A group of Virginia Organizing volunteers will do door-to-door canvassing and voter registration Saturday afternoon in Fredericksburg as part of the National Day of Dignity and Respect, and to raise awareness for immigration reform.

Similar events, ranging from vigils to marches, will take place across the country Saturday to rally support for immigrants before the national march in Washington Tuesday, according to the event website octoberimmi gration.org.

2013-10-04 15:50

A group of Virginia Organizing volunteers will do door-to-door canvassing and voter registration.....

2013-10-04 15:50

Charlottesville, VA

  • Evento: Charlottesville: The Immigration Story Street Theater
  • Hora: 3:00 pm
  • Dirección: Sojourners United Church of Christ, 1017 Elliot Avenue
  • Organización: Virginia Organizing
  • Contacto: Joe Szakos; szakos@virginia-organizing.org434-984-4655

Virginia Beach, VA

  • Evento: Story Capturing Event
  • Hora: 9:00 am
  • Dirección: Holly Family Church located in 1279 N Great Neck Rd  Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • Organización: Virginia Organizing
  • Contacto: Teresa Stanley; tstanley@virginia-orgainzing.org; 757-286-5858

Harrisonburg, VA

  • Evento: Harrisonburg Pilgrimage
  • Hora: 3:00 pm
  • Dirección: 620 Simms Avenue
  • Organización: Virginia Organizing
  • Contacto: Isabel Castillo; isabel@virginia-organizing.org;  540-830-6023
  • Descripción: Le pedimos a las personas que traigan una “flor de dignidad” y/o “vela de dignidad”. Tendremos lazos y papel para que las personas puedan escribir el nombre de una persona que haya sido deportada o que haya fallecido en la frontera. Cuando se llegue a Court Square se dejarán las flores allí y se llevará a cabo una manifestación.
2013-10-04 00:00

Georgia Rural Urban Summit, Missouri Pro-Vote, New Hampshire Citizen’s Alliance and Virginia Organizing teamed up with partners to focus on educational events showing community members how to use the exchange and explaining the benefits of the new system.

2013-10-02 16:22

Ray Scher, a retired nurse and volunteer with Virginia Organizing, said the office doesn’t steer people, but instead provides information so that people can make their own choices.

He recommends that everyone take their time looking at policies; enrollment is open through March 31. One woman who called said that the premiums were so high—but that was before being offset by federal subsidies that are based on income.