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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 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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Sea Rise Threat to Norfolk, Atlantic and Gulf Military Bases

Sea Rise Threat to Norfolk, Atlantic and Gulf Military Bases

Published by Public News Service Climate change represents a serious problem for U.S. coastal military bases - especially in and around Norfolk, according to a recent study. The r ...

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Roger Chesley: Justices’ smackdown of McAuliffe’s attempts to restore felons’ voting rights isn’t final word

Roger Chesley: Justices’ smackdown of McAuliffe’s attempts to restore felons’ voting rights isn’t final word

Published by the Virginian-Pilot.  I hesitated to call Patricia Skinner on Monday. I didn’t want to further muddle a confusing situation. Skinner, a former felon-turned-health car ...

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Stand Against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Stand Against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Usually, people will not get too involved with matters that do not directly impact their lives. An example I have seen recently is the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. This pipeline will ...

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#StopTheDebtTrap

#StopTheDebtTrap

On June 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed new rules aimed at reducing the harmful effects of predatory lending debt traps like payday and car title loans ...

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Emerging Chapters Organize for Change

Emerging Chapters Organize for Change

Virginia Organizing has several emerging Chapters across the state. If you live in Roanoke, the New River Valley, Lynchburg, Eastern Shore, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, or Suffolk and ...

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Praise for Federal Payday-Lending Regulations in Virginia

Praise for Federal Payday-Lending Regulations in Virginia

Published by Public News Service RICHMOND, Va. --- New national limits proposed for payday and car-title lending are winning praise from lower-income Virginians and their advocate ...

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Virginia Organizing and Virginia Poverty Law Center Release Virginia Lending Report and Discuss New CFPB Rules for Predatory Lending

Virginia Organizing and Virginia Poverty Law Center Release Virginia Lending Report and Discuss New CFPB Rules for Predatory Lending

Richmond, Va.—Virginia Organizing and Virginia Poverty Law Center, organizations that have been working to stop predatory lending practices in Virginia for many years, released a ...

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From the Mountains to the Sea: McAuliffe is Hurting People with His Energy Policies

From the Mountains to the Sea: McAuliffe is Hurting People with His Energy Policies

Published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch If Gov. Terry McAuliffe lived in Virginia Beach or owned a farm in the fragile mountains of central Virginia, maybe he wouldn’t cheer so l ...

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