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Danville Man Among Bank Of America Protesters

Icon May 11, 2012 - 13:33 Posted: May 10, 2012 4:41 PM EDT See the video here:  http://www.wset.com/story/18267035/danville-man-among-bank-of-america-pr... Reporter: James Gherardi l Videographer: Jonathan Merryman Danville, VA –Hundreds of protestors turned out in Charlotte, NC Wednesday to rally at Bank of America's annual shareholder's meeting. One of those protestors is from Danville.

Restoring voting rights is the right thing to do

Icon May 8, 2012 - 14:27 May. 8, 2012 http://www.newsleader.com/article/20120508/OPINION01/205080305/1014/rss03

Call on Senator Warner and Senator Webb to PROTECT and STRENGTHEN Social Security

Icon April 25, 2012 - 19:15 Yesterday, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the financial status of Social Security.  You’ve probably already seen lots of press coverage about the report, but the most important finding is that is that our Social Security system has a large and growing surplus. Last year’s Report projected that at the end of 2011, Social Security would have an accumulated surplus of around $2.7 trillion, which it now has, and that it would grow to about $2.8 billion by the end of 2012.

Ask Senator Warner for a Budget that Protects Basic Services, not Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

Icon April 23, 2012 - 13:20 In a close vote, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Buffett Rule, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that would have required millionaires to pay at least the same tax rate as middle class taxpayers. So while the middle and working class will be paying their fair share in taxes, many of the 1% will not. The good news is that Virginia's Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb both voted FOR the Buffet Rule.  Please call Senator Warner at 1-877-676-2759 and thank him for his vote. 

Martinsville Chapter Denounces Hurt’s Support of Ryan Budget

Icon April 19, 2012 - 18:51 Martinsville, Va.— On Tuesday, April 17, a dozen members of the Martinsville chapter of Virginia Organizing rallied in front of the Workforce Center on Commonwealth Blvd. to denounce Congressman Robert Hurt’s support of the Ryan budget recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and call on Congressman Hurt to support passage of the “Buffett Rule.”

The People Versus ALEC

Icon April 13, 2012 - 20:08