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Portsmouth Area Groups Join Forces to Support Displaced Residents of Swanson Homes

Portsmouth Area Groups Join Forces to Support Displaced Residents of Swanson Homes

What: Toy and coat drive and discussion with residents to offer support When: Saturday, December 17 at 1 p.m. Where: Swanson Homes (1746 South Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704) Portsm ...

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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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Al Willis: November 2016 Leader of the Month

Al Willis: November 2016 Leader of the Month

Al Willis first learned about Virginia Organizing through his church, and he's been a leader in the organizing drive on the Eastern Shore ever since. “I want to help people empowe ...

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Statewide Power Analysis

Statewide Power Analysis

Today, leaders from across the state came together in Harrisonburg for our Statewide Power Analysis. We took a break from workshops to stand in solidarity with the People's Climat ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on Portsmouth School Board to Reduce Suspensions

Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on Portsmouth School Board to Reduce Suspensions

What: Media conference with Portsmouth parents and community leaders to call on the Portsmouth School Board to take action to reduce suspensions When: Thursday, October 20 at 6 p. ...

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Virginia Organizing Joins Governor Terry McAuliffe in Portsmouth

Virginia Organizing Joins Governor Terry McAuliffe in Portsmouth

On Monday, September 12, 2016, Virginia Organizing South Hampton Roads Chapter leader Shelia Carter had the honor of introducing Governor Terry McAuliffe at a large voter outreach ...

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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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Good News and Bad News

Good News and Bad News

We’ve got some good and bad news. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has extended the comment period to October 7, 2016 for the proposed rules aimed at reducing the h ...

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Virginia Organizing Chapter Leaders Will Speak at Portsmouth School Board Meeting on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Virginia Organizing Chapter Leaders Will Speak at Portsmouth School Board Meeting on School-to-Prison Pipeline

What: Portsmouth School Board meeting When: Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Where: Portsmouth City Hall, 6th Floor (801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704) Portsmouth, Va.—Lead ...

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Care for our Earth: Pressure from Dominion = Contaminated Water

Care for our Earth: Pressure from Dominion = Contaminated Water

Regional residents are currently faced with the issue of the coal ash disposal in Chesapeake. Coal ash is what is left after coal is burned in coal-powered plants. In previous dec ...

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