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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 ...

Take Action on the Budget!

Take Action on the Budget!

Virginia Organizing's State Governing Board sent a letter to the members of the General Assembly who have been chosen to negotiate a budget compromise between the Senate and the H ...

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Letter: Importance of Teaching Cultural Competency in Schools

Letter: Importance of Teaching Cultural Competency in Schools

Governor Youngkin is intensely working to remove “divisive” concepts from Virginia education policy. The concepts in question are cultural competency, understanding of inherent bi ...

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Center for Sustainable Communities – Featured Community Partner

Center for Sustainable Communities – Featured Community Partner

Addressing the impacts of the climate crisis demands big solutions and big initiatives because the climate crisis is driven by big, systemic human behaviors. Grassroots resistance ...

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Letter: a Resolution to Challenge Injustice

Letter: a Resolution to Challenge Injustice

A New Year is a time to set our intentions, and take care of what’s important. I’m so grateful to have you on our side, which is why I’m sharing one smart resolution you could mak ...

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Statewide Legislative Priorities 2022

Statewide Legislative Priorities 2022

Abajo encontrará la traducción a español de este publicación For a PDF of these priorities in English and Spanish that you can download, click here. Equitable School Funding We su ...

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Meeting with Del. Mullin and Newport News Chapter

Meeting with Del. Mullin and Newport News Chapter

The Newport News Chapter met with Delegate Mike Mullin of the 93 District, accompanied by his assistant Randy Riffle, on Monday, December 6 to discuss our statewide prioritie ...

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A Thank You Letter from Erika Holliday, Tri-Cities Organizer

A Thank You Letter from Erika Holliday, Tri-Cities Organizer

I am so glad to have this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given to Virginia Organizing. I recently joined the staff as the Tri-Cities Organizer after being a mem ...

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Featured Community Partner | AMMD Pine Grove Project

Featured Community Partner | AMMD Pine Grove Project

The AMMD Pine Grove Project is a historic preservation initiative with a mission to “protect, restore, and repurpose the historic Rosenwald Pine Grove Elementary School” located i ...

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We’re hiring – Development Director!

We’re hiring – Development Director!

Development Director Job Description About Virginia Organizing Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people i ...

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Newport News Listening Session on Housing

Newport News Listening Session on Housing

Rent too high? Maintenance issues? Can't find housing? Landlord dispute? Share your story and join the fight to improve housing in Newport News and Hampton! Virtual Community List ...

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