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.

Assisting Voters with Disabilities

Assisting Voters with Disabilities

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Why Should Deaf People Vote?

Why Should Deaf People Vote?

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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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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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Virginia Organizing continues conversation with Danville police for ‘more accountability’

Virginia Organizing continues conversation with Danville police for ‘more accountability’

Standing on the steps of City Hall, members of Virginia Organizing announced the progress they are making in an ongoing conversation with Danville police on accountability and tra ...

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We’re Still Here.

We’re Still Here.

Today, I woke up to a world that I had refused to imagine yesterday, a world much less secure and inclusive, much less just and caring. It wasn’t that I didn’t know there was bigo ...

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We need a plan.

We need a plan.

We’ve got a big election happening in Virginia tomorrow! Virginia Organizing wants to know: What is your Election Day action plan? Will you tweet us @VAOrganizing, reply to this e ...

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Time to Get Out the Vote for November 8

Time to Get Out the Vote for November 8

The voter registration deadline has passed and now it is time to think about voter turnout in Virginia for the November 8 Election Day. The Presidential election is probably the m ...

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