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You Can Help Virginia Organizing Put an End to Racism

You Can Help Virginia Organizing Put an End to Racism

On August 19, 1995, Virginia Organizing was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of the goals we committed to at that very first meeting was dismantling systemic racism in Virgi ...

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Climate change is now affecting birdlife

Climate change is now affecting birdlife

Published by The Daily Progress. As a young birder, I am increasingly disturbed by the effects of climate change, especially on birds. Birders around the country witness the damag ...

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Communication Advice for Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Virginia

Communication Advice for Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Virginia

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, and even in the early stages, communication between sufferers and carers can change dramatically. So said Carolyn Canini, a Progra ...

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Success with Augusta Health!

Success with Augusta Health!

Three years ago this month Rita Wertman faced a terrifying crisis. Rita had been brought to the emergency room of Augusta Health Hospital for chest pain, but because she is deaf, ...

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Top 5 Reasons Why the AHCA Would Harm Rural Hospitals and Communities

Top 5 Reasons Why the AHCA Would Harm Rural Hospitals and Communities

Published by The Commonwealth Institute. 1. Rural hospitals would face a rising tide of uninsured patients who are unable to pay for care. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) – th ...

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Bad Medicine: AHCA would be a bitter pill for rural communities

Bad Medicine: AHCA would be a bitter pill for rural communities

Published by The Half Sheet, the blog of The Commonwealth Institute. Virginians who live in rural areas are likely to be particularly hard hit if repeal and replacement of the Aff ...

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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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From the Ashes Film Screening in Norfolk

From the Ashes Film Screening in Norfolk

Please join us on Monday, June 12 for a FREE reception and special screening of From the Ashes at Old Dominion University, followed by a Q-and-A with a panel of local experts. Fro ...

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Bad Medicine: AHCA provisions would be hard for older adults to swallow

Bad Medicine: AHCA provisions would be hard for older adults to swallow

Published by The Commonwealth Institute. As we wait to hear details about the Senate’s healthcare bill, we can assess the impact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had on peop ...

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Assisting Voters with Disabilities

Assisting Voters with Disabilities

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