Category: Civic Engagement

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We are dedicated to encouraging civic engagement and empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. Virginia Organizing especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. By building relationships with individuals and groups throughout the state, Virginia Organizing strives to help them to work collaboratively together, democratically and non-violently, for change.

We work toward this end so that those who have positions of authority in our governmental bodies, law enforcement agencies and institutions of learning will reflect the diversity of our communities. We organize meetings, actions and campaigns so that our public officials will be held accountable. We believe in the rights of workers, consumers, shareholders and taxpayers to democratic self-organization.

Virginia Organizing to Celebrate National Voter Registration Day in Martinsville

Virginia Organizing to Celebrate National Voter Registration Day in Martinsville

What: Voter registration drives to celebrate National Voter Registration Day When: Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. (PHCC) and 5 p.m. (YMCA) Where: Patrick Henry Community Coll ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Candidates’ Forum for Charlottesville City Council

Virginia Organizing to Hold Candidates’ Forum for Charlottesville City Council

What: Candidates' Forum for Charlottesville City Council When: Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Charlottesville City Council Chambers (City Hall, 605 East Main Street) C ...

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Charlottesville Voter Registration Drive 2017

Charlottesville Voter Registration Drive 2017

Click here to learn more about the Charlottesville Chapter's voter registration drive! The Charlottesville Chapter of Virginia Organizing has organized an ongoing voter registrati ...

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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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Assisting Voters with Disabilities

Assisting Voters with Disabilities

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Upcoming Absentee Voting Deadlines

Upcoming Absentee Voting Deadlines

From the Virginia Department of Elections. Qualified Virginia voters have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for the June 13, 20 ...

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Returning Citizens Voting at Last!

Returning Citizens Voting at Last!

When Raymond Steverson, Jr. first tried to get his voting rights restored many years ago, he found it a very difficult process. After filling out the many forms and getting them n ...

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Why Should Deaf People Vote?

Why Should Deaf People Vote?

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Stategic Planning and Action Weekend

Stategic Planning and Action Weekend

Virginia Organizing had a weekend with people moving to action and learning new strategies across the state. In Blacksburg, about 60 people came out to an intensive 16 hour commun ...

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Exercising Our Rights Beyond the Polls

Exercising Our Rights Beyond the Polls

On Tuesday, November 8, Americans voted and elected a new President and other federal and local officials. After the results of the election became clear, many people reached out ...

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