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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 College Walker Fine Arts Center (645 Patriot Ave.) - 11:30 a.m. Martinsvill ...

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Virginia Organizing to Join “DEFEND DACA/PROTECT TPS” Week of Action Against the Repeal of Immigration Programs

Virginia Organizing to Join “DEFEND DACA/PROTECT TPS” Week of Action Against the Repeal of Immigration Programs

What: Public demonstration in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Immigration Programs. When: Wednesday, August 30 at 6 p.m. Where: The Lucy Simms Center, 620 Simms Ave, Harrisonburg, Va. Harr ...

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Virginia Organizing Calls on Congress to Reject Massive Cuts to Health Care

Virginia Organizing Calls on Congress to Reject Massive Cuts to Health Care

Richmond, Va.—Virginia Organizing joined hundreds of community groups around the country today in a national day of action to protect health care funding. Health Care for America Now (HCAN) called for the action to educate communities about the propo ...

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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) Charlottesville, Va.—The six candidates for Charlottesville City Council ...

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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 Goodlatte's office in Staunton (117 S. Lewis Street) and at the Norfolk Waters ...

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Virginia Organizing Joins Statewide People’s Pipeline Protest in Abingdon

Virginia Organizing Joins Statewide People’s Pipeline Protest in Abingdon

​What: Letter Delivery for People's Pipeline Protest ​When: Thursday, September 14 at 12 p.m. Where: Abingdon Department of Environmental Quality Office, 355 Deadmore St. SE, Abingdon, VA 24210 Abingdon, Va. — The Washington County Chapter of Virgini ...

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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 advocates urging representatives to reject renewed efforts to dramatically cu ...

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Virginia Organizing Efforts Lead to Portsmouth School Board Approval of New Code of Conduct

Virginia Organizing Efforts Lead to Portsmouth School Board Approval of New Code of Conduct

Portsmouth, Va.— On Saturday, the Portsmouth Chapter of Virginia Organizing celebrated a milestone victory in its campaign to reduce suspensions and disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline in Portsmouth Public Schools. Portsmouth School Board members v ...

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Virginia Organizing to Join “OUR LIVES ON THE LINE” Day of Action Against the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

Virginia Organizing to Join “OUR LIVES ON THE LINE” Day of Action Against the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

What: Public demonstration in support of the Affordable Care Act When: Saturday, July 29 at 12 p.m. Where: JTI Fountain, Main Street Plaza, Danville, Va. Danville, Va.— The Danville Chapter of Virginia Organizing is holding a public demonstration aga ...

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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 and Tim Kaine, to protect health care and to stop the proposed federal ...

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Virginia Organizing to Participate in National Day of Action to Protect Medicaid

Virginia Organizing to Participate in National Day of Action to Protect Medicaid

DAY OF ACTION URGES LAWMAKERS TO CARE MORE ABOUT SENIORS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND CAREGIVERS THAN TAX BREAKS FOR MILLIONAIRES What: Tele-media conference When: Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m. Where: Call 641-715-0861, access code is 926618# C ...

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Isabel Castillo Receives National Award from Sojourners Faith in Action

Isabel Castillo Receives National Award from Sojourners Faith in Action

Washington, D.C. —Harrisonburg resident Isabel Castillo, Shenandoah Valley Organizer for Virginia Organizing, was recognized as a “Movement Honoree” on June 22 by Sojourners Faith in Action at the 2017 Healing and Resistance Summit in Washington, D.C ...

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We’re Telling Congress: Make Loan Sharks Follow the Rules

We’re Telling Congress: Make Loan Sharks Follow the Rules

Richmond, Va.—“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to stop payday, car title, and other high interest, debt trap lenders from abusing working people,” said Ladelle McWhorter, chairperson of Virginia Organizing. “Now the House ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on School Board to Meet with Community Groups

Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on School Board to Meet with Community Groups

What: Media conference with Lynchburg parents and community leaders to call on the Lynchburg School Board to meet with Virginia Organizing and other community groups When: Tuesday, June 6 at 5 p.m. Where: Lynchburg School Administration Building (915 ...

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Block Party Celebrates Community in the Face of Indignity

Block Party Celebrates Community in the Face of Indignity

What: Block Party for Dignity, a celebration of the power of community and solidarity in the aftermath of three recent incidents involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement, local law enforcement and unknown white supremacists. When: Saturday, June ...

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