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Every week, Virginia Organizing posts concrete steps so you can take timely and important action! Tips to making your action effective: be polite but firm (don’t yell or curse or get angry); give your name and where you are from; tell whoever answers the phone what your concern is and why; ask for the official position on your issue; and remember, the person answering the phone is not elected and is just doing his or her job.

  1. Please help us stop the deportation of Cesar Lara Rios by calling Sen. Mark Warner at 202-224-2023 and Sen. Tim Kaine at 202-224-4024.
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    Sample Script: “I am calling to urge our senators to intervene to stop the deportation of Cesar Lara Rios (A# 205-298-328). In the past, Cesar was granted prosecutorial discretion. Why is ICE trying to deport him now even though nothing has changed in his case? He has no criminal record. A piece of firewood should not be a deportable offense. Please do everything you can to help Cesar remain in the U.S. with his family.”
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    For more information, please read the advisory from the Harrisonburg Chapter’s May 15 media conference.
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  2. Please support the Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro Chapter and make a call this week to Augusta Health Vice President Marvella Rea. Tell her we want her to keep her word — hold a Town Hall forum with the Deaf community.
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    Call Marvella Rea’s office at 540-332-4248
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    Sample script: “Marvella, Augusta Health committed to holding a Town Hall community forum back in 2016 to get the word out about the great changes for deaf patients and families at Augusta Health. Virginia Organizing offered you other ways to meet with the community, but only one such meeting was attended in the past five months. What is taking so long? Why aren’t you keeping your word? Please hold a Town Hall forum with the deaf community.”
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Don’t forget, you can connect with a local Chapter to work for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice at the local level. Email us at info@virginia-organizing.org so we can help you connect to one of our community organizers.

If you need more information or want to learn more about how to get active in your community, please contact us at info@virginia-organizing.org or 434-984-4655 ext. 222. You can also sign up for email updates and action alerts at http://www.virginia-organizing.org/email-signup.

 

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