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Weston: Is Congress Listening on Social Security?

Weston: Is Congress Listening on Social Security?

On July 12, I joined a group of Virginia Organizing supporters, volunteers and board members on a trip to Washington DC to meet with staff from Senators Mark Warner’s and Jim Webb ...

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Weston: Social Security Education at the National Night Out in Norfolk

Weston: Social Security Education at the National Night Out in Norfolk

On Tuesday night, August 2, people all over the United States participated in the 27th annual National Night Out. The nationwide event focuses on community awareness in crime prev ...

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Williams: Cuts Would Hurt Women Disproportionately

Williams: Cuts Would Hurt Women Disproportionately

Throughout my life, I have always had the desire to work with women in the promotion of economic equality.  When I learned about the work Virginia Organizing was doing surrounding ...

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Ehrenthal: Understanding Medicare

Ehrenthal: Understanding Medicare

With all of the controversy surrounding proposed cuts to Medicare, it would be a good idea to understand just what Medicare is, and is not. Medicare is a medical payment program t ...

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Ehrenthal: Social Security Follies

Ehrenthal: Social Security Follies

There is a serious movement in Congress to raise the age of eligibility for receiving Social Security. Social Securiy benefits are solvent for thirty years and then after that poi ...

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Ehrenthal: Southern Fried America

Ehrenthal: Southern Fried America

Since I became interested in history and specifically the “Civil War”, I tried to understand why tens of thousands of poor whites supported the “rebel” cause. Most Southerners own ...

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Jenn Peterson, Finding Real Solutions

Jenn Peterson, Finding Real Solutions

Jenn Peterson, the 2010 summer volunteer intern for the South Hampton Road's Chapter of Virginia Organizing, is literally making waves and big changes to the way Brown Bay Island ...

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Ehrenthal: Social Darwinism Today

Ehrenthal: Social Darwinism Today

Many years ago Richard Hofstadter wrote a book entitled Social Darwinism is American Thought. His study concentrated on the effect of Herbert Spenser's writings on Americans. Spen ...

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VIDEO: Norfolk Hands Off Our Social Security Action

VIDEO: Norfolk Hands Off Our Social Security Action

On May 12, Virginians stood up against cuts to Social Security benefits, raising the retirement age, turning Medicare over to insurance companies and slashing Medicaid for seniors ...

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Norfolk “Make Them Pay” Tax Day Event

Norfolk “Make Them Pay” Tax Day Event

More than thirty people from MoveON , Virginia Organizing and other local allies came out for a “Tax Day- Make Them Pay” action in front of Bank of America in Norfolk on April 18t ...

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