About Rosemary Gould

The School-to-Prison Pipeline and Virginia Organizing

The School-to-Prison Pipeline and Virginia Organizing

I joined the Portsmouth Chapter of Virginia Organizing two years ago because a friend of mine told me I could get help for my son there. He was suspended and threatened with expulsion from high school ...

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Lisa Taylor – February/March 2018 Leader of the Month

Lisa Taylor – February/March 2018 Leader of the Month

Lisa Taylor’s parents were from Lynchburg, but she grew up in New York while her father went to Cornell University. She came to live in Lynchburg more recently. Her son has grown up in Lynchburg and a ...

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My Son was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

My Son was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Assistant Principal of my son’s school called to tell me and my husband that our son had received a three-day out-of-school suspension for fighting. They told me he had started the fight. At first ...

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Top Ten Accomplishments of 2017

Top Ten Accomplishments of 2017

If you are a donor to Virginia Organizing, you helped make all of this happen. If you want to support our work, please donate here. Thank you! Virginia Organizing members attended a bill signing in Ri ...

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Senator Warner Should Reconsider Predatory Lending Bill

Senator Warner Should Reconsider Predatory Lending Bill

Charlottesville leader, Valerie Washington, has published this fierce op-ed about predatory lending in the Roanoke Times. We hope Senator Mark Warner will listen! To contact his office, call: 202-224- ...

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Fredericksburg Leaders Question Senator Tim Kaine at Library Community Conversation

Fredericksburg Leaders Question Senator Tim Kaine at Library Community Conversation

Virginia Organizing's Fredericksburg Chapter, the Spotsylvania NAACP, and other groups met with Senator Tim Kaine in a Community Conversation at the Salem Church Branch Library in Fredericksburg on Th ...

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Soul Edges Blog posts, “The Divided Table: Sitting Down with Family this Holiday Season”

Soul Edges Blog posts, “The Divided Table: Sitting Down with Family this Holiday Season”

Our own Director of Organizing, Brian Johns, discusses the benefits of talking with friends and family about subjects like racism at Thanksgiving with Amanda Hendler-Voss, author of the website, "Soul ...

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Trans Day of Remembrance

Trans Day of Remembrance

Today is Trans Day of Remembrance, when we honor the lives of those who have been killed in violence against transgender people. We also ask you to take action to protect the rights of trans men and w ...

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Healthcare.gov Enrollment Opens November 1, 2017

Healthcare.gov Enrollment Opens November 1, 2017

Open enrollment is back and healthcare.gov is open for business! Do you qualify for lower prices on health insurance for 2018? Visit healthcare.gov now to explore your options and get covered. Enroll ...

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Shame on Them!

Shame on Them!

These U.S. representatives from Va. just voted to cut $1 trillion from Medicaid: Brat, Comstock, Garrett, Goodlatte, Griffith, Taylor, Wittman. Do they represent you? Let them know how disappointed yo ...

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