On Saturday, members of Virginia Organizing shopped at a local convenience store all at once to help a woman shutting down her business.
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While it is true that Virginia’s leaders have chosen not only to allow the federal govern-ment to set up the program choices for the state but also to spend essentially nothing in offering education or resources to residents, people should not feel like all is lost. There are organizations that are actively working to set up educational opportunities for people leading up to the marketplace opening in October.
Virginia Organizing is a nonpartisan group here in Fredericksburg that is planning a community forum to provide some education for residents on Sept. 23 at the public library on Caroline Street, at 7 p.m.
- Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Virginia Organizing turned out four hundred advocates for immigration reform when he came to speak at Harrisonburg, Virginia this week. Reportedly, four anti-immigrant protesters showed up to the event–one of whom was wearing a gun and was overheard saying that he had 30 rounds of ammunition
The polls in the weeks that follow will reveal just how effective the August push has been. Immigration reform activist Stan Maclin of Virginia Organizing—who is based in Goodlatte’s district—plans to continue twisting congressional arms.
“The event, set up by...Virginia Organizing, was in the heart of the district of Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte. As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Goodlatte controls which immigration bills get a vote.”
From Chantilly, Gutierrez will head to Harrisonburg, where he will participate in a town hall event on immigration reform organized by Virginia Organizing.