Marroni: When Life Gives You Lemons...

Icon July 16, 2012 - 15:19 by Ed Marroni When life gives you lemons...REUSE them! You probably do not often include LEMONS on your grocery list. Perhaps you will now, after learning what tasks can be done with the peels to avoid the use of commercial products that have chemicals. LEMON PEELS can:

Expert: Health Insurance Mandate Needed -- Only 1-Percent will Pay Penalty

Icon July 12, 2012 - 19:15 Ray Scher, Virginia Organizing Board member, served as our spokesperson for a story on health care implementation. The story is below: July 12, 2012


Icon July 11, 2012 - 21:24 This week, leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. Eric Cantor, again brought forth legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and today, 244 U.S. Representatives voted for the repeal. This is the 31st time that such a vote has taken place, but they have yet to vote on a jobs bill. Regardless of the vote, President Obama has already said he will veto a repeal, making this a huge waste of time.

Danville Students Involved in Making Change!

Icon July 10, 2012 - 19:55 Last month, the Danville Chapter worked with a group of students to engage in the community dialogue regarding issues that are important to them. Students wrote letters to the editor and several were published (see below)! Congratulations Danville students and keep up the good work! Support Public Education By: Ajah Watkins

Virginia Organizing Goes to Hungary!

Icon July 5, 2012 - 14:49 On July 8, Richmond organizer Cathy Woodson and Virginia Organizing State Governing Board Treasurer Jay Johnson will travel to Hungary to give a presentation on community organizing. Jay will primarily be discussing the role of volunteers in community organizing efforts and sharing her life experiences as a minority person in American society. Cathy will also be sharing her experiences in organizing, leadership development and anti-oppression work as a person of color working in the nonprofit sector in the U.S.

Marroni: Calling All Coffee Drinkers! Don't Throw Your Used Grounds Away!

Icon July 3, 2012 - 14:29   By: Ed Marroni What do you do with your spent coffee grounds? Tossing them into the trash is not a good idea because they break down like all organic foods and release methane which is a  gas 20 times more powerful than CO2. Instead plan to hold on to the grounds for reuse. First, though, the grounds must be dried out or they become moldy. You dry them by spreading a thin layer on a cookie sheet and placing them in  a sunny spot. Once dried they are ready for reuse in any of the following ways: