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The South Hampton Roads Chapter of Virginia Organizing meets every other month at 7 p.m. at Thalia United Methodist Church, 4321 Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach. We have an organizing model which focuses on training and educating people through a leadership process that develops democratic skills and builds a sense of self-empowerment to help others in their communities, the state of Virginia and nationwide. We have created issue teams so that folks can address their specific passions while standing in solidarity together in supporting each other on all issues of social justice that have been agreed upon by the chapter supporters. We are currently working collaboratively with like-minded allies on the issues of Health Care, Economic Justice and Tax Equity, Immigration Reform, Affordable Housing, Jobs, Predatory Lending, Keeping the Ban on Uranium Mining, Transportation and Voter Protection/ Suppression Issues in the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. What’s the greatest need in your community? Please join us and find out how you can make a difference!

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

In the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters have worked to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that has sent so many students unjustly into the juvenile justice system. ...

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Help End Mass Incarceration

Help End Mass Incarceration

Today, Virginia Organizing participated in the National Day of Empathy as part of the #cut50 campaign to reduce mass incarceration by 50 percent. The research shows school suspens ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

What: Tele-media conference When: Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Call 712-432-1500, access code is 529122# Lynchburg, Va. ­— Virginia Organizing will hold a tele-media co ...

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Virginia Organizing Takes Action Across the State on Health Care

Virginia Organizing Takes Action Across the State on Health Care

In our December 2016 newsletter, we wrote about how important it was to protect, improve, and expand health care coverage for all people. Since then, Congress has taken steps to m ...

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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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Stategic Planning and Action Weekend

Stategic Planning and Action Weekend

Virginia Organizing had a weekend with people moving to action and learning new strategies across the state. In Blacksburg, about 60 people came out to an intensive 16 hour commun ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Demonstration to Support Health Care for All People

Virginia Organizing to Hold Demonstration to Support Health Care for All People

What: Public rally to support the Affordable Care Act When: Saturday, February 4, 12 p.m. Where: Peebles parking lot (25342 Lankford Hwy, Onley, VA 23418, across from future hospi ...

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Va. Shore Rally Planned to Support Obamacare

Va. Shore Rally Planned to Support Obamacare

A group is organizing a rally in Accomack County this weekend in support of the Affordable Care Act. The event will be held near the site of the new Riverside Shore Memorial Hospi ...

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Take Action to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

Take Action to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

For the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters from Fredericksburg to Lynchburg and Christiansburg to Portsmouth have been working locally to stop the school-to-prison pipel ...

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Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

To watch the original video, visit WAVY. HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — More than 20,000 students across Hampton Roads received suspensions last school year, according to data obtain ...

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