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We believe that every person in the Commonwealth is entitled to a living wage and benefit package that is sufficient to provide the basic necessities of life, including adequate housing, a nutritious diet, proper child care, sound mental and physical health care, a secure retirement and an equal educational opportunity.

We believe in eliminating the extremes of wealth and poverty. We strive towards a common sense, responsible, progressive tax system based on the ability to pay. By bringing communities together, we fight for jobs, fair wages and equality in the workplace.

CFPB Launches New Mortgage Performance Trends Tool for Tracking Delinquency Rates

CFPB Launches New Mortgage Performance Trends Tool for Tracking Delinquency Rates

Newly Available Data Shows Lowest Mortgage Delinquency Rate Since the Financial Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced the launc ...

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Fredericksburg Affordable Housing Forum

Fredericksburg Affordable Housing Forum

After the Fredericksburg Chapter completed its successful campaign to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, they began a process of discernment about what to do next. What did th ...

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Solar Power and 50,000 New Jobs in Virginia

Solar Power and 50,000 New Jobs in Virginia

Research by the Solar Foundation demonstrates that solar power can create more jobs than all other forms of electricity generation combined. Residential solar will produce the mos ...

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How Has the CFPB Helped Consumers?

How Has the CFPB Helped Consumers?

Published by Frontier Group. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has helped consumers reclaim billions of dollars lost through unfair financial practices. As of the end of 20 ...

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Virginia Organizing Participates in National Day of Action to Protect Medicaid

Virginia Organizing Participates in National Day of Action to Protect Medicaid

Charlottesville, Va.—As members of Congress return home for the August recess, Virginia Organizing held a media tele-conference on Wednesday, August 9 featuring seniors and advoca ...

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New Rip Off Clause Rule

New Rip Off Clause Rule

On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a new rule to ban companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses to deny groups of people their day ...

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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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Second chances

Second chances

Richmond City Council’s decision to “ban the box” has helped hundreds of people with criminal records gain a second chance at employment in city jobs during the past four years. F ...

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Groups Meet to Discuss Economic Future of Washington County and Abingdon

Groups Meet to Discuss Economic Future of Washington County and Abingdon

Published by the Bristol Herald Courier ABINGDON, Va. — Several local citizens groups gathered Monday night for the first of four meeting to discuss the economic future of Washing ...

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Washington County Chapter of Virginia Organizing and Other Local Groups Organize Economic Discussion Series

Washington County Chapter of Virginia Organizing and Other Local Groups Organize Economic Discussion Series

What: Economic Development Discussion Series When: Monday, September 12 at 6 p.m. Where: EB Stanley Middle School, Cafeteria (297 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA 24210) Abingdon, Va. ...

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