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Charlottesville is the statewide headquarters of Virginia Organizing and also has an active local Chapter.

Local residents work on a variety of issues including immigration reform, budget and tax reform, health care reform, strengthening Social Security and Medicare and ending predatory lending — by civic engagement activities, constituent meetings with elected officials, public events, lobby days, phone banking and canvassing.

The Charlottesville/Albemarle Chapter famously fought for a living wage for city, county and UVA workers and continues to fight for local workers’ rights and social and economic justice issues, including a proposed Human Rights Commission in Charlottesville.

Virginia Organizing runs a major phone banking operation out of the Charlottesville office and welcomes volunteer phone bankers. Please contact Harold Folley at (434) 984-4655 x231 if you are interested in helping.

Since the office in Charlottesville also supports the growing field organizing staff across the state, we are looking for volunteers who want to provide additional support with database management, copying, mailings, and other tasks. Retirees are welcome, as are interns, community service volunteers (through the Offender Aid Restoration program) and the the Department of Social Services job training programs. Please contact Michele Mattioli at (434) 984-4655 x223.

Virginia Organizing also supports dozens of smaller organizations through its “Joint Plan of Work” program; we accept grants and donations on their behalf and provide administrative, bookkeeping and support services. Many organizations from Charlottesville take advantage of this program including Camping for All, Community Bikes, Community Action on Obesity, HYPE, and Open Source Computer Recycling, to name some.

Virginia Organizing 2016 Annual Report Released

Virginia Organizing 2016 Annual Report Released

The Virginia Organizing 2016 Annual Report is more compact than our past years’ reports, but it is filled with a lot of accomplishments and wins that you helped make happen! You c ...

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Virginia Organizing Social Justice Bowl Returns for 2016

Virginia Organizing Social Justice Bowl Returns for 2016

What: Virginia Organizing Social Justice Bowl When: Friday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church (400 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903) Charlottesv ...

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Virginia’s ‘sophisticated Jim Crow’ bans felons from voting

Virginia’s ‘sophisticated Jim Crow’ bans felons from voting

Published by the Toronto Star The state’s racist law blocks ex-offenders from voting for life without the governor’s personal approval. Black Virginians are disproportionately dis ...

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Virginia Organizing Grassroots Gathering 2016

Virginia Organizing Grassroots Gathering 2016

Virginians from Harrisonburg to Southwest Virginia to South Hampton Roads and everywhere in between gathered September 16-18 at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center to celebrate accompl ...

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Grassroots Gathering 2016: Brief Recap

Grassroots Gathering 2016: Brief Recap

Over the weekend of September 16-18, Virginia Organizing leaders gathered at Smith Mountain Lake to discuss important issues facing Virginians this year like education justice, en ...

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Climate Scientist Michael Mann Coming to Charlottesville

Climate Scientist Michael Mann Coming to Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Va. — Sierra Club Virginia Chapter and Virginia Organizing are pleased to host former UVA professor and prominent climate scientist Michael Mann for a presentatio ...

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Opinion/Letter: Ashamed of opposition to voting rights

Opinion/Letter: Ashamed of opposition to voting rights

Letter to the Editor Published in The Daily Progress On April 22, my opinion of Virginia vastly improved with the governor's executive order that allowed more than 200,000 former ...

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Nancy Carpenter: May 2016 Leader of the Month

Nancy Carpenter: May 2016 Leader of the Month

For the past four years, Nancy Carpenter has been an active leader in the Charlottesville Chapter of Virginia Organizing. She joined Virginia Organizing because she was interested ...

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Award-Winning Film Director to Join Kingsolver on Paramount Stage

Award-Winning Film Director to Join Kingsolver on Paramount Stage

Charlottesville, Va.—Barbara Kingsolver, who will speak at the Paramount Theater on April 22 to benefit Virginia Organizing, has announced that a special guest will join her for a ...

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Group Goes Solar to ‘Lead by Example’

Group Goes Solar to ‘Lead by Example’

Written and published by VA SUN. Virginia Organizing has a long history of working with Virginians to make positive changes in the Commonwealth. It has worked on a variety of issu ...

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