Category: Budget and Tax Reform

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We strive to work towards a long-term solution that restores balance to the state’s budget and tax structure.

We do not support further budget cuts to vital services like education, transportation and public safety. When we cut our state’s infrastructure and services to the bone, it keeps our economy from moving forward.

Additionally, we support progressive tax reform. Virginia’s tax structure is “old and rusty” and is in need of modernization. Low- and middle-income families in Virginia pay a higher share of their income in state and local taxes than do the richest families. We are all making sacrifices in this financial climate and we should not be paying a higher percentage of our income to taxes than the wealthiest Americans.

Virginia has a regressive and unbalanced state tax structure that relies too much on sales taxes that disproportionately impact low and middle income families as well as an almost flat income tax in which not all taxpayers pay their fair share. This tax structure needs to be changed.

South Hampton Roads and Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro Chapters of Virginia Organizing Protest Cuts to Education and Health Care

South Hampton Roads and Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro Chapters of Virginia Organizing Protest Cuts to Education and Health Care

What: Rallies to Protect Funding of Public Education and Health Care When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. (Staunton) and 5:00 p.m. (Norfolk) Where: Outside Bob Goodlat ...

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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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Virginia Organizing Holds Rally to Call on U.S. Senators to Protect Health Care and Stop Budget Cuts

Virginia Organizing Holds Rally to Call on U.S. Senators to Protect Health Care and Stop Budget Cuts

Charlottesville, Va.—Virginia Organizing held a rally at the corner of McIntire Road and Preston Avenue on Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. to call on our U.S. Senators, Mark Warner ...

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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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Trump’s Budget vs. Our Vision

Trump’s Budget vs. Our Vision

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Trump Tax Plan Would Give 400 Highest-Income Americans More Than $15 Million a Year in Tax Cuts

Trump Tax Plan Would Give 400 Highest-Income Americans More Than $15 Million a Year in Tax Cuts

Published by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. President Trump’s tax plan contains specific, costly tax cuts for the wealthy and profitable corporations but only vague promi ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Rally to Call on U.S. Senators to Protect Health Care and Stop Budget Cuts

Virginia Organizing to Hold Rally to Call on U.S. Senators to Protect Health Care and Stop Budget Cuts

What: Rally to call on U.S. Senators to protect health care and stop federal budget cuts When: Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Corner of McIntire Road and Preston Avenue Spea ...

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Lesson from Minnesota: Raising Taxes Not Always Economic Poison

Lesson from Minnesota: Raising Taxes Not Always Economic Poison

RICHMOND, Va. -- Many Virginia lawmakers have argued that cutting taxes is the best way to spark economic growth. But in Minnesota, taxes were raised on the wealthy, and their eco ...

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Federal Budget Rules Could Bring Automatic Social Security, Medicare Cuts

Federal Budget Rules Could Bring Automatic Social Security, Medicare Cuts

Published by Public News Service RICHMOND, Va. — New budget rules proposed for Congress could bring deep, automatic cuts to benefit programs for seniors that had been exempt from ...

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Stop Child Hunger

Stop Child Hunger

As a parent, I know how important it is for kids to have healthy food. Really, it is a no-brainer that kids shouldn’t have to go hungry, right? Not according to the U.S. House of ...

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