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  • About the Lynchburg Chapter

    About the Lynchburg Chapter

    The Lynchburg Chapter won our first local victory in years in early 2016 when we successfully petitioned the Board of Supervisors in Amherst County to remove discriminatory languag ...

  • My Daughter was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    My Daughter was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    When my daughter’s 6th grade teacher called to tell me she had been caught looking at a cell phone in class, she had already given her an in-school suspension. The teacher said her ...

  • Powerful Experience at Grassroots Gathering 2017

    Powerful Experience at Grassroots Gathering 2017

    We had a full house at this year's Grassroots Gathering. Leaders and supporters from all parts of Virginia came together to make change for the better in our state. Members of affe ...

  • Become a voter: REGISTER TODAY!

    Become a voter: REGISTER TODAY!

    At the Grassroots Gathering, we heard from returning citizens about restoration of rights, learned how to register new voters, and even saw someone register to vote for the first t ...

About the Lynchburg Chapter

About the Lynchburg Chapter

The Lynchburg Chapter won our first local victory in years in early 2016 when we successfully petitioned the Board of Supervisors in Amherst County to remove discriminatory langua ...

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My Daughter was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

My Daughter was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

When my daughter’s 6th grade teacher called to tell me she had been caught looking at a cell phone in class, she had already given her an in-school suspension. The teacher said he ...

Read More »
Powerful Experience at Grassroots Gathering 2017

Powerful Experience at Grassroots Gathering 2017

We had a full house at this year's Grassroots Gathering. Leaders and supporters from all parts of Virginia came together to make change for the better in our state. Members of aff ...

Read More »
Become a voter: REGISTER TODAY!

Become a voter: REGISTER TODAY!

At the Grassroots Gathering, we heard from returning citizens about restoration of rights, learned how to register new voters, and even saw someone register to vote for the first ...

Read More »
2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our mid-year report to see more photos and accomplishments!   Virginia Organizing could not do our work without your support, and ...

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation, Announces Updated Resources Promoting Alternatives to School Suspensions

Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation, Announces Updated Resources Promoting Alternatives to School Suspensions

On Friday, Governor McAuliffe signed legislation directing the Board of Education to develop best practice alternatives to school suspensions. The legislation aligns with the Gove ...

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Pushing for changes in Lynchburg City Schools

Pushing for changes in Lynchburg City Schools

  Published by WSET. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET)— The Lynchburg City School Board heard several issues the community wants to see changed. Before the meeting even started, a group ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on School Board to Meet with Community Groups

Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on School Board to Meet with Community Groups

What: Media conference with Lynchburg parents and community leaders to call on the Lynchburg School Board to meet with Virginia Organizing and other community groups When: Tuesday ...

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Gov. McAuliffe Signs Bills to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Bills to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Sixteen Virginia Organizing members attend a bill signing in Richmond today. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed two bills supporting his "Classrooms not Courtrooms" initiative. In ad ...

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Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Click here to register for the Grassroots Gathering. Health care. Immigrant rights. Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. These are only a few of the issues Virginia Organizin ...

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