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Become a voter: REGISTER TODAY!

Become a voter: REGISTER TODAY!

At the Grassroots Gathering, we heard from returning citizens about restoration of rights, learned how to register new voters, and even saw someone register to vote for the first ...

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About the Portsmouth Chapter

About the Portsmouth Chapter

The Portsmouth Chapter began in January 2016 and is one of the newest chapters of Virginia Organizing. Their first campaign was to reduce suspensions as a way of stopping the scho ...

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Trump’s Executive Order Will Make America Flood Again (and Again and Again)

Trump’s Executive Order Will Make America Flood Again (and Again and Again)

Published by Union of Concerned Scientists. On August 15, Trump signed an executive order, repealing an Obama-era executive order that updated the Federal Flood Risk Management St ...

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Nagolia “Goldie” Wells: July/August Leader of the Month

Nagolia “Goldie” Wells: July/August Leader of the Month

Nagolia “Goldie” Wells was at the very first meeting of the Portsmouth Chapter of Virginia Organizing—and she hasn’t stopped since! “Meghan, our organizer, came to one of my civic ...

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Virginia Organizing Efforts Lead to Portsmouth School Board Approval of New Code of Conduct

Virginia Organizing Efforts Lead to Portsmouth School Board Approval of New Code of Conduct

Portsmouth, Va.— On Saturday, the Portsmouth Chapter of Virginia Organizing celebrated a milestone victory in its campaign to reduce suspensions and disrupt the school-to-prison p ...

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2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our mid-year report to see more photos and accomplishments!   Virginia Organizing could not do our work without your support, and ...

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation, Announces Updated Resources Promoting Alternatives to School Suspensions

Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation, Announces Updated Resources Promoting Alternatives to School Suspensions

On Friday, Governor McAuliffe signed legislation directing the Board of Education to develop best practice alternatives to school suspensions. The legislation aligns with the Gove ...

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Gov. McAuliffe Signs Bills to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Bills to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Sixteen Virginia Organizing members attend a bill signing in Richmond today. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed two bills supporting his "Classrooms not Courtrooms" initiative. In ad ...

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National study puts timeline on impact of sea-level rise in Maryland and Virginia

National study puts timeline on impact of sea-level rise in Maryland and Virginia

Published by The Washington Post.  On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, rising seawater levels and chronic flooding threaten to disrupt daily life, damage homes and businesses, and swallo ...

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Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Click here to register for the Grassroots Gathering. Health care. Immigrant rights. Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. These are only a few of the issues Virginia Organizin ...

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