About VA ORG Admin

Rosemary Gould | Director of Communications

Rosemary Gould | Director of Communications

Rosemary joined Virginia Organizing in May, 2017 as the Director of Communications. She grew up near Chicago but has lived in Charlottesville since 1989 when she came here to be a doctoral student in ...

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Duane Edwards

Duane Edwards

Vice Chairperson Fredericksburg Duane Edwards joined the Virginia Organizing State Governing Board after being an active member of the Fredericksburg Chapter for several years. He was drawn to Virgini ...

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About the Norfolk Chapter

About the Norfolk Chapter

Community leaders established the Norfolk Chapter of Virginia Organizing in 2009. Originally covering all of South Hampton Roads, the chapter has won protections for residents of a mobile home park, p ...

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Joe Szakos | Organizer

Joe Szakos | Organizer

Joe Szakos was the founding executive director of Virginia Organizing from 1994-2017 and then served as the Lynchburg organizer until the end of 2020. He is now retired. He was the founding coordinato ...

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Earth Week Charlottesville

Earth Week Charlottesville

Earth Week Charlottesville is the central coordinating organization for this area’s Earth Day efforts, planning and promoting community events and activities that have an environmental focus. Visit at ...

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About the Shenandoah Valley Chapters

About the Shenandoah Valley Chapters

The Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Virginia Organizing Chapter has been working on immigration reform issues including opposing anti-immigrant policies in the Virginia General Assembly and at a federa ...

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Jennifer and Angel Romero: April Leaders of the Month

Jennifer and Angel Romero: April Leaders of the Month

Door-to-door canvassing. Agenda preparation. Planning meetings. On March 4, all of their hard work paid off. The immigrant rights workshop was a success! Jennifer and Angel Romero have only been invol ...

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Medicaid Expansion Would Cover Virginians in Every District

Medicaid Expansion Would Cover Virginians in Every District

Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 2012 to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but make Medicaid expansion in states optional, the Virginia General Assembly has been stalling and delaying cover ...

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By the Numbers: Medicaid Expansion in Each Va. Legislative District

By the Numbers: Medicaid Expansion in Each Va. Legislative District

Researched and published by The Commonwealth Institute Virginians across the commonwealth would get access to quality, affordable health insurance if state lawmakers close the coverage gap by expandin ...

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Randi Carpoe: March 2017 Leader of the Month

Randi Carpoe: March 2017 Leader of the Month

Randi Carpoe first got involved with Virginia Organizing in August through a work study program for dislocated workers. Since then, Randi has been a faithful volunteer in the Charlottesville office — ...

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