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  • Ways to help flood victims in Kentucky and Southwest Virginia

    Ways to help flood victims in Kentucky and Southwest Virginia

    I live in Wise County. My family and my home are ok, but many of my neighbors have been hit by the flooding, and folks in Eastern Kentucky have been hit even harder. Small, local m ...

  • Black Women and Health Care in Virginia

    Black Women and Health Care in Virginia

    Photo credit: Billy Schuerman/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS Barbara Jefferson Harris, a leader in the Norfolk Chapter and Virginia Organizing's State Governing Board treasurer, courageou ...

  • Featured Partner | Dreamers’ Mothers in Action

    Featured Partner | Dreamers’ Mothers in Action

    What would you be willing to do to get the attention of the most powerful people on the planet? How far would you be willing to go to stand up for your friends, family, and communi ...

  • Climate calls us to action

    Climate calls us to action

    I recently joined the staff of Virginia Organizing in a new position as the Climate Equity Policy Fellow. I hope to work with members statewide to lift up the issue of the climate ...

Action alert! Millions will lose coverage

Action alert! Millions will lose coverage

Contact Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine to extend premium tax credits Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to help people afford health insurance by extending sub ...

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Urgent action alert: tell Gov. Youngkin to accept the budget

Urgent action alert: tell Gov. Youngkin to accept the budget

Yesterday the General Assembly passed the budget proposal the Budget Committee has been working on for weeks. It's far from perfect, but the conferees worked out a compromise that ...

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Resiliency & Self-Care Newsletter, Spring Issue

Resiliency & Self-Care Newsletter, Spring Issue

Warm hellos and welcomes to you! A new season and a new edition of our newsletter is here. These uncertain times have felt like an endurance test none of us signed up for. The ten ...

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Portsmouth Mental Health Forum June 8

Portsmouth Mental Health Forum June 8

Virginia Organizing's Portsmouth Chapter will host a free community mental health forum on Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portsmouth. The church is at ...

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Featured Community Partner | Living Energy Institute

Featured Community Partner | Living Energy Institute

Hear me out: houses built out of straw and mud. For everyone. In the near future. Oh, and let’s ditch the electric grid altogether. That is the pitch that Alexis Zeigler at Living ...

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Richmond Chapter Bill of Rights Campaign Moves Forward

Richmond Chapter Bill of Rights Campaign Moves Forward

On Monday, May 16, members of the Richmond Chapter gave comments at the Richmond Public Schools board meeting about the Student, Parent, Caregiver Bill of Rights. Jessica Nocera o ...

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Featured Community Partner | On the Level

Featured Community Partner | On the Level

The climate crisis is an “all hands on deck” kind of thing. We are in a historical moment that requires the political will for a massive collective response that will fundamentall ...

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Newport News/Hampton Chapter Updates

Newport News/Hampton Chapter Updates

For the past few months, the Newport News/Hampton Chapter has been busy formulating our next campaign and helping our neighboring chapters with their campaign efforts. We recently ...

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Fredericksburg Chapter Supports Stafford Cleaning Workers

Fredericksburg Chapter Supports Stafford Cleaning Workers

On March 22, 14 cleaning workers spoke out for the first time about the unjust working conditions they face in the Stafford County Schools at the school board meeting. The schools ...

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