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We believe that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity in all aspects of life, regardless of race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability or country of origin. Discrimination must be eliminated in our schools, communities and workplaces. Virginia Organizing leaders speak out against discrimination of all kinds whether it be fighting against housing discrimination in Richmond, fighting for increased accessibility in Fluvanna County or supporting gay rights in Roanoke.

We believe that we should enhance and celebrate diversity in our community and in our state.

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

In the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters have worked to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that has sent so many students unjustly into the juvenile justice system. ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

What: Tele-media conference When: Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Call 712-432-1500, access code is 529122# Lynchburg, Va. ­— Virginia Organizing will hold a tele-media co ...

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Equality for All Students

Equality for All Students

Published in the News and Advance I’m writing this letter to commend Scott Brabrand, superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, and Derrick Brown for introducing change in our scho ...

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Police Training and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Police Training and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Published by Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Contact: Vicki Levengood 517-241-7978 Agency: Civil Rights Lansing — Communication with law enforcement will be easier for indivi ...

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Help End Mass Incarceration

Help End Mass Incarceration

Today, Virginia Organizing participated in the National Day of Empathy as part of the #cut50 campaign to reduce mass incarceration by 50 percent. The research shows school suspens ...

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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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Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

To watch the original video, visit WAVY. HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — More than 20,000 students across Hampton Roads received suspensions last school year, according to data obtain ...

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order to Combat Discrimination in Virginia

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order to Combat Discrimination in Virginia

Released by the Office of the Governor. Full release and Executive Order text found here. CHARLOTTESVILLE – Governor McAuliffe today issued Executive Order 61, which will advance ...

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Fight for Your Rights as a Patient

Fight for Your Rights as a Patient

This letter was published in The Nelson County Times. My wife Peggy and I are deaf and need sign language interpreters whenever we have important doctor appointments. My wife had ...

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Editorial: A Better Choice for Student Discipline

Editorial: A Better Choice for Student Discipline

Published in the Free Lance-Star THE REPORT presented a disconcerting situation. Virginia, more than any other state, turns students with disciplinary issues in school over to pol ...

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